Mondrian and his Studios

6th June 2014 - 21st September 2014

Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) was one of the most important contributors to the development of abstract art at the beginning of the 20th century. This brand new exhibition, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the artist’s death, provides fresh insights into Mondrian’s practice and explores his relationship with architecture and urbanism.

Mondrian and his Studios considers not only Mondrian’s importance in the field of abstraction, but also the relationship between his iconic artworks and the space around them. Mondrian’s studios in Amsterdam, Paris and New York all reflected different stages of the painter’s way of thinking and of his intentions.

The exhibition focuses on this connection between painting and architecture after Mondrian’s move to Paris in 1911, with a fascinating reconstruction of his studio at 26 Rue du Depart, Paris being a major highlight of the display. Visitors can explore a life-size replica of the studio, and physically immerse themselves in Mondrian’s world and work.