Piet Mondrian

PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944) Although Mondrian’s painting and his artistic convictions evolved in France, his art is most closely identified with the Dutch movement, “De Stijl.”  Mondrian spent most of his life in Paris where he lived and worked and developed his...

De Stijl

DE STIJL   1917-1931 Between 1914 and 1918 it became clear to any thinking person that an old world had died in an agonizing spasm and that a new world was desperately needed to take the place of a graveyard of discredited ideals. De Stijl or “The Style”...

Die Brücke

THE AGNST OF DIE BRUCKE Context of Expressionism According to Seth Taylor in his book, Left-Wing Nietzscheans:  The Politics of German Expressionism, 1910-1920, the term “expressionism” originated in France “in order to differentiate Matisse…from the Impressionists,”...

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