Happy Birthday, Mondrian!

Piet Mondrian, Composition (No. 1) Gray-Red, 1935, Oil on Canvas, Art Institute of Chicago

Today, March 7, Piet Mondrian is 140! I am a teaching assistant for Levi Smith’s class on Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture. Levi lectured on Mondrian a few weeks ago. My favorite little bit from lecture and reading that week is that Mondrian thought Cubism didn’t push itself far enough, that it didn’t “accept the consequences of it’s own discovery.” [Quotation from notes on a lecture by Levi Smith on February 23,2012.]

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