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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