Was Kandinsky Painting By Sound?

“A new exhibition of Wassily Kandinsky’s work shows how the artist used his synaesthesia – the capacity to see sound and hear colour – to create the world’s first truly abstract paintings… There is still debate whether Kandinsky was himself a natural synaesthete, or merely experimenting with this confusion of senses in combination with the colour theories of Goethe, Schopenhauer and Rudolf Steiner, in order to further his vision for a new abstract art.”