In this expressive painting 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 vibrant colour palette in blues, pinks, red, orange and white against a bright blue background adds to the visual energy of the piece. One of a series.
“My paintings are music made visual; they deal with rhythms, syncopations, tonalities and moods. Their primary messages are sensory, and not literal.” 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.