Thursday, February 2, 2012

let them

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was an artist from the Netherlands, active in the same pre-WW1 period when Picasso and George Braque were developing cubism in Paris.
He moved to London, then settled in New York where he later died of pneumonia in 1944.
His fame is based upon his resolute work in black grid with yellow, red and blue infill.

From the Oxford University Press:
Even in his lifetime he was regarded as the founder of the most modern art. His artistic integrity caused him to be honoured as a classical master by artists who were aligned with entirely different styles, as well as by musicians and architects. He was able to make a living from the sale of his works in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England and the USA.”
Everything from fashion to culinary has been influenced by Mondrian’s work.

They wear his dresses.

They eat his cake.

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