One of the most recognized artists of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian, is known for his geometric, abstract paintings in red, yellow, and blue. His work was ground-breaking at the time, and was unlike anything from the conservative Dutch art scene he grew up in. Along with fellow free-thinkers such as Theo van Doesburg, Mondrian founded the Dutch art movement De Stijl (“the style”). Modern artists who were part of the group made work focused on a new philosophy they called “neoplasticism.”
Mondrian described neoplasticism: “This new plastic idea will ignore the particulars of appearance…on the contrary, it should find its expression in the abstraction of form and color, that is to say, in the straight line and the clearly defined primary color.” This theory is clear in Mondrian’s famous compositions, which feature bold, straight lines and blocks of primary color.
Do you know someone that loves Piet Mondrian? We’ve curated a list of gift ideas that celebrate the legendary artist. From books and home decor to jewelry and clothing, any one of these arty gifts is sure to make your loved one smile.
Know a Piet Mondrian fan? Why not give them something that celebrates their favorite artist?
Mondrian Composition Kidrobot Dunny
Meowdrian Enamel Pin
Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow T-Shirt
Mondrian Colored Pencils
Mondrian Art Print
Mondrian Building Toy
Mondrian-Inspired Apple Watch Strap