With the Black Arch, 1912 by Wassily Kandinsky

With the Black Arch, 1912 by Wassily Kandinsky
Courtesy of www.Wassily-Kandinsky.org

In Kandinsky's scheme of color-sound, black stood for silence - the negative kind that shuts off possibility rather than opening up potential. Here, it seems a deathly, draining presence at the heart of life.