HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DE STIJL!
100 years of international modernism in europa
Two years before the constitution of the Bauhaus – and in the middle of the First World War – a group of Dutch painters, architects and sculptors founded the visionary association "De Stijl": With their manifesto they sounded te bell for a fundamental cultural renewal with a global claim:
"The artists of today have been driven the whole world over by the same consciousness, and therefore have taken part from an intellectual point of view in this war against domination of individual despotism. They therefore sympathize with all who work to establish international unity in life, art, culture, either intellectually or materially."
One of the most famous representatives of De Stijl is the painter Piet Mondrian. In honor of him, the city hall of Den Hague has been fully mondrianized today: http://bit.ly/DeStijl100