The Hague welcomes the Discovering Mondrian exhibition

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It's at the Gemeentemuseum of the Hague, in the Netherlands, that the largest Piet Mondrian retrospective is taking place, showcasing 300 works. A very impressive exhibition !

La Haye accueille l'exposition A la découverte de Mondrian, jusqu'au 24 septembre 2017
A great admirer of the Dutch painter, Yves Saint-Laurent indulged in the Mondrian mania for his collections, during the 70s. © DR

The most influent artist of the abstract movement, Dutchman Pieter Cornelis Mondrian, who asked to be called Piet Mondrian, has been a great source of inspiration: French Haute Couture, furniture, daily living objects as well as public space. Each one of these have taken up the coloful themes of his streamlined canvases that no longer use images as a reference.

Mondrian, Summer spotlight on the artist in The Hague

The one who built lines and color combinations on flat surfaces to express himself, has indeed created a pictural language. An innovative approach that made him the pioneer, then the ring leader of the abstract movement, an emerging trend in the bustling worldwide artistic scene, along with Kandinsky, Kupka, Fernand Léger, Picabia, Robert and Sonia Delaunay.

Mondrian Evolutie For the artist, the Evolutie triptych represents three stages in the evolution of the human spirit. © DR
Mondrian windmill The abtract image of a Dutch symbol, Mill in Sunlight was painted by Piet Mondrian in 1908. © DR

Public life, private life, a multi-faceted career

More than simple paintings cleverly presented, the exhibition also features letters, photos as well as his collection of vinyl records. Here is a unique occasion to take a look at the life-size reconstruction of Mondrian's Parisian workshop. Thus, visitors can discover the evolution of the artist considered as the most modern of the 20th century.

Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogie The painting Broadway Boogie Woogie is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. © DR

Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York, around the world with Mondrian

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