sábado, 11 de febrero de 2017


With no less than 300 works of art, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag has the world's largest Mondrian collection. On top of that, the museum has one of the largest De Stijl-collections in the world. At the time, artists united under De Stijl, an art movement in which Mondrian played an active role for several years, rocked the foundations of modern art, architecture and design. After Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh, this group of visionaries is considered one of the most important Dutch contributions to international art. The exhibition Mondrian & De Stijl will give you a glimpse of their world.
Piet Mondrian is one of the world's foremost modern artists. Born in the Netherlands, he wins over the world via Paris, London and New York. He becomes famous for painting in primary colours and straight lines, but his early work is still strongly based on recognisable reality. He paints the world as he sees it: green pastures with cattle and farm houses. Gradually, his paintings become more abstract of nature, such as brightly coloured Zeeland dunes and shining windmills. He also flirts with theosophy and he conjures magical flowers and women on canvas. After being introduced to the Parisian avant-garde, he paints in a cubist style until only straight lines and primary colours are left.
Gemeentemuseum is the only place where you can witness Mondrian's steps towards abstraction. From polders via apple trees to compositions in red, yellow and blue, the exhibition unfolds as an adventurous journey through the life and work of an inimitable artist. 


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