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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky (or Vasily Kandinsky) (December 16, 1866 – December 13, 1944) was a painter and art theorist. He was born in Moscow but spent his childhood in Odesa. He started painting studies in 1896 in Munich and went back to Moscow in 1918 after the Russian Revolution. Being in conflict with official theories on […]

Edgard Varèse

Edgard Varese

Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915 and took American citizenship in 1926. Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915 and took American […]

Charles Ives

Charles Ives

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American composer of classical music. He is regarded as possibly the first American classical composer of international significance. Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American composer of classical music. He is regarded as likely the first American […]

Castel, Louis Bertrand

CASTEL, LOUIS BERTRAND (1688—1757), French mathematician, was born at Montpellier on the If th of November 1688, and entered the order of the Jesuits in 1703. Having studied literature, he afterwards devoted himself entirely to mathematics and natural philosophy. He wrote several scientific works, that which attracted most attention at the time ‘being his Optique […]