Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Piet Mondrain, Revisited
Tableau I Piet Mondrain 1921
Absolutely gorgeous weather here in Washington today. It started out inspiringly foggy and ended up beautifully warm and sunny. Bill and I were out for a Sunday drive and hike through the gorge, and happened upon a fun antique/junk store in Carson, Washington. I think it was called a Trading Post. Maybe because I had just blogged about Mondrain, the colorfully arranged glass jars in their geometric boxes brought his images to mind. So, here's my version of his later works, along with a reposting of Tableau I from yesterday. I have to say, I don't know much about the development of his Neoplasticism style (beyond what I've read on Wiki), and I suppose he's just looking to achieve interesting balance, but I like to imagine that he has looked at a landscape scene and reduced it to rectangles, shades of white, and dominant primary colors. If this were the case, then I'd love to see a picture of what his abstract paintings are representing. That would be interesting to me!