Watch the Dutch Paint “the Largest Mondrian Painting in the World”

Ear­li­er this month, the Dutch unveiled “the largest Mon­dri­an paint­ing in the world.” Above, you can watch the City Hall build­ing in The Hague (some­times known as “The Ice Palace”) get paint­ed Mon­dri­an-style, with those icon­ic red, yel­low and blue sur­faces and straight lines.

It was 100 years ago, in 1917, that the Dutch art move­ment called “De Sti­jl” (The Style) took flight. Led by the artists Theo van Does­burg and Piet Mon­dri­an, “De Sti­jl” embraced, notes The Art Sto­ry, “an abstract, pared-down aes­thet­ic cen­tered in basic visu­al ele­ments such as geo­met­ric forms and pri­ma­ry col­ors.” To mark the cen­te­nary of “De Sti­jl,” the Hague is now stag­ing a cel­e­bra­tion, which includes 300 Mon­dri­an works, all brought togeth­er for the first time, in an exhi­bi­tion called “The Dis­cov­ery of Mon­dri­an.” It runs from 3 June to 24 Sep­tem­ber.

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