Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
Mondrian’s art was highly utopian and was concerned with a search for universal values and aesthetics. He proclaimed in 1914: Art is higher than reality and has no direct relation to reality. To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual. We find ourselves in the presence of an abstract art. Art should be above reality, otherwise it would have no value for man.
His art, however, always remained rooted in nature.
Mondrian’s best and most-often quoted expression of this theory, however, comes from a letter he wrote to H. P. Bremmer in 1914: I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation (still just an external foundation!) of things……………….
I believe it is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.
The ‘Homage to Piet’ range has been designed in the style of Piet Modrian works. The sizes shown in the example images are approximately 44cm x 44cm and 64cm x 64cm but we can accommodate any sizing or colour combination required. Each piece has been created using recylced wood which is cut, sanded and hand painted using acrylics, dyes and stains. It is finished with a protective varnish.
If you should have your own design or alternative sizing please click ‘contact’ and send us a message with your requirements as we are happy to work with you to create your unique work of art.