WPC: Mondrian’s Painted Grids and the ‘De Stijl’ Movement

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist best known for his paintings of black grids filled with the three primary colours of blue, red and yellow.

He was born in a time of great excitement in the art world and his earliest works were primarily of trees painted in an ‘impressionistic’ way. In 1911, when he arrived in Paris, he met Picasso and, influenced by the new cubism, started imposing grids onto his trees.
Modern Art Museum: MondrianThe images became increasingly abstracted.
Modern Art Museum: Mondrian At this point his work became variations of grids.
Modern Art Museum: Mondrian Modern Art Museum: Mondrian‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’ was perhaps his most famous painting.Modern Art Museum: a Mondrian by Kocj in 1944The ‘De Stijl’ movement was heavily influenced by Mondrian in their furniture design, as in this chair which was a three dimensional version of his grid.
the 'De Stijl' movement was heavily influenced by Mondrian in their furniture design This design for the Dutch Pavilion at a World Expo is yet another example of the gridding applied in three dimensions.the 'De Stijl' movement was heavily influenced by Mondrian in this design of an Expo pavilionThe quilt cover in our room in Delft was highly influenced by Mondrian as well.
Mondrian-Style Coverlet in a Hotel in Delft, Holland More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

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One response to “WPC: Mondrian’s Painted Grids and the ‘De Stijl’ Movement

  1. Pingback: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Geometric Architecture in Holland | Albatz Travel Adventures·

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