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Kandinsky compares spiritual life to a triangle that is divided into various parts that can move both forward and upward. At the very top of such triangle there are various human efforts, including artistic endeavors. This triangle can advance only through efforts, such as artistic ones that are able to perceive beyond limits. Artists create to achieve certain spiritual satisfaction even though they may not be aware of it.

The spiritual life, as claimed by Sienkiewicz, requires a constant fight to avoid going under, as in during swimming. The spiritual element in the art involves "what" rather than how and allows for richer expression. Spirit in art is part of enthusiasm. Without spirit art becomes understood only to artists. Spirit also allows for originality and conquest, discouraging dependence on mannerism.

Although spirit in art may be ignored, it is needed even more when external supports, such...

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