Mondrian exhibition showcases the London years | Art and design | The Guardian

Mondrian exhibition showcases the London years | Art and design | The Guardian.

A new exhibition of Piet Mondrian‘s work at the Courtauld Gallery in London, note sometimes spelt Mondriaan.

Composition Red Blue Yellow - Piet Mondrian

Mondrian has been one of the most influential artists in modern times, reaching  into areas such as design, architecture, Mondrian themed hotels and houses, and of course fashion.  His paintings are in the three primary colours of red, blue, yellow, with black vertical and horizontal lines and white.

“In past times when one lived in contact with nature, abstraction was easy; it was done unconsciously. Now in our denaturalized age abstraction becomes an effort.” – Piet Mondrian

“Reality manifests itself as constant and objective – independent of us, but as changeable in space and time. Consequently, its reflection in us contains both properties. Mixed up in our mind, these properties are confused and we do not have a proper image of reality. ” – Piet Mondrian

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

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel”.  – Piet Mondrian

Mondrian Inspired House in San Francisco

Mondrian inspired bikini

Mondrian inspired bathroom

Mondrian Inspired Nike Trainers

Mondrian inspired L'Oreal products

Mill under the SunMondrian inspired Nike Trainers