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Quote of the Day

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” - Piet Mondrian


Did You Know?

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian often worked on paintings until his hands were blistered and he was in tears of frustration. Some people find it difficult to understand why straight lines and grids might have frustrated him so easily.



Piet Mondrian - Composition with Gray and Light Brown - 1918; Oil on canvas, 80.2 x 49.9 cm; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TexasNaum Gabo (worked in Germany, England, and USA, born Russia, 1890-1977), “Head of a Woman” -nc. 1917-20 (after a work of 1916), celluloid and metal, 24 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 14 inches (62.2 x 48.9 x 35.4 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NYNeo-Plasticism is a Dutch movement founded (and named) by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944).  It is a rigid form of Abstraction, whose rules allow only for a canvas subsected into rectangles by horizontal and vertical lines, and colored using a very limited palette. Neo-Plasticism was somewhat influential on Russian Constructivism. Russian Constructivism developed in 1917 by the Russian sculptor Vladimir Tatlin (1880-1938). The aim was to construct abstract sculpture suitable for an industrialized society, and the work pioneered the use of modern technology and materials, such as wood, glass, plastics and steel. It spread to the West and had a great influence on art--long after the movement ended in Russia (for political reasons).