Kerry Dooley YoungFollowDec 16, 2021·4 min readHelen Mirren’s Favorite Painter and the Concept of Sprezzatura : Notes on KandinskyDec. 16 is the birthday of a Russian-born artist whose abstract paintings appear to have been tossed off as improvisations. But they are the result of years of study and careful choices.Kandinsky, “Improvisation №30 (Cannons),” 1913. Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection. Copy of image in public domain via Art Institute of Chicago.