In this expressive work by modernist Burton Kramer multi-coloured geometric shapes appear to dance rhythmically across the canvas. A capriccio is a short, lively, free-form piece of music. Kramer explores the language of forms and sound much like the 20th century European painter Wassily Kandinsky, renowned for his experiments with colour and music. Kramer’s contemporary colour palette in pinks, violet, red, pale green, baby blue, orange, black and white against a pale pink background adds to the visual energy of the piece. One of a series.
“To fully experience music, one needs a receptive ear. To fully experience these paintings the viewer needs to taste the color, hear and feel the rhythms, the mood, the music.” Burton Kramer
He is one of Canada's most influential and gifted graphic designers. He designed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation logo in 1974. Kramer trained at Yale University (MFA), The Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc), The Royal College of Art, London (Fulbright Scholar) and The State University of New York. Kramer has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts Ontario, The Order of Ontario by the Province, an Honorary Doctorate from Ontario College of Art & Design and named Member of the Order of Canada. His work is held in many private and public collections.