Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian

Style: The Style, Cubism

Lived: March 7, 1872 - February 1, 1944 (19th - 20th century)

Nationality: Netherlands

Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.

The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel.

Intellect confuses intuition.

In art the search for a content which is collectively understandable is false; the content will always be individual.

The essence of painting has actually always been to make it [the universal] plastically perceptible through colour and line.

Curves are so emotional.

The emotion of beauty is always obscured by the appearance of the object. Therefore the object must be eliminated from the picture.

All painting ? the painting of the past as well as of the present ? shows us that its essential plastic means we are only line and color.

To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual.

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