Have you heard of Piet Mondrian? Chances are that even if you haven’t heard of this amazing artist that you have seen his work, copied in clothing, shoes, architecture, and advertisements. Below are ideas to explain how one artist can influence many other spheres of life. In addition to the links and ideas below, go to google images and type in “Piet Mondrian Influences.” You and your student will be surprised how many different areas have been impacted by this artist.
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Modern Artist
Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, in 1872. He was the second of his parent’s children. At a very young age his father Pieter and his Uncle Fritz, both artists themselves, introduced Piet to the world of art.
In 1892, Mondrian entered the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam as a qualified teacher. While teaching at the academy he also practiced his painting. Most of his paintings from this period were of landscapes. These pastoral images of Holland included fields, cows and windmills. These paintings were representational, and show the influence that the pointillist (painting with dots) and fauvist (vivid colors) movements had on him. Read more…
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