Kandinsky experiment


What if you could hear color?

This workshop aims to explore Vassily Kandinsky’s synesthesia and “play” his pioneering masterpiece, Yellow-Red-Blue, with the help of machine learning.

Participants will engage in the experiment through an online session, where they can follow the experiment on the screen shared by the facilitator and take part in an interesting and interactive workshop.

Duration: 70 – 90 min.

Number of participants: 5 – 20


  • To learn more about Vassily Kandinsky;
  • To learn about synesthesia;
  • To hear how Kandisky’s photos sounded to him;
  • To experiment with different colors and sounds




The facilitator should start with an ice-breaker and getting-to-know each other games.  Once all participants introduce themselves and a relaxed atmosphere is created the facilitator shares their screen and opens the following link:  ttps://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/play-a-kandinsky/sgF5ivv105ukhA . We recommend using the virtual platform ZOOM for best results.

After entering the website, the facilitator presses the button “Launch Experiment”. Once the game/experiment strats, the facilitator should follow the instructions that pop up. We recommend that the facilitator does the experiment at least once prior to the workshop, in odred to get acquainted with the platform and the process, as well as provide better experience for the participants.

The experiment has four parts, first there are explanatory and interactive and the last part lets you play and experiment.

Expected outcomes:

  • Participants gained knowledge about Vassily Kandinsky’s art and condition – synesthesia;
  • Participants took part in an interactive experiment where they got to understand the connection between colors and sounds;
  • Participants explored together as a group an artwork of Kandinsky.