March 22, 2022
Lately I’ve been looking at the work of Dutch abstract painter Piet Mondrian, one of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art. Take a look at his paintings and it will be easy to see his influence on this, the beginnings of my newest work. If this painting goes where I think it’s going, the Mondrianesque references will become quite veiled and less obvious when the painting is finished. We’ll see what happens. I’ll post a picture of the completed work.
Here’s a quote from Mondrian that rings true for me.
“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.”
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