Yellow-Red-Blue, Wassily Kandinsky, 1925
Considered the founder of abstract painting, Kandinsky understood the
painting as an "original plane", the blank canvas, on which he lays
down shapes and colours according to defined building rules.
These rules enabled the painting to meet some kind of "cosmic order" in
tune with an "order" in nature. During his artistic investigation
and experience, he also wrote plays, "theatrical canvasses" in which
the actors were shapes, colours, movements and sounds.
Based on Kandinsky’s work, Sophie Lavaud, a digital artist, offers to
transform a painting of Kandinsky into a digital & 3D interactive
scenography. This way, she gives the original painting components
an interpretation in volume and behaviours, integrating these
components into a 3D digital stage in which these virtual players
interact with each other and with the user in order to reach a state of
This project, named Matrice Active (Active Matrix), exists as a
prototype model. I created it using the Virtools software during
a training period for an Artificial Intelligence Post Graduate Diploma
– “Shape Recognition and Applications” at the Paris 6 University (1).
~ Electronic Mandala ~
(1) DEA Intelligence Artificielle
Reconnaissance des Formes et Applications
@Grenoble, La Villa Media, 2003