In 2017 we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Dutch art movement De Stijl and over the coming months I am fortunate to be able to collaborate on a splendid publication about this milestone in modern art history!
De Stijl was founded in 1917 by Piet Mondriaan and Theo van Doesburg. The members of the group developed an innovative and all-encompassing form of art, called neoplasticism. This was based on the use of rigidly geometrical vertical and horizontal shapes and primary colours. The artists who joined this movement were looking for a totally ‘new art’ and also wanted to modernise society. The innovation has continued over the last 25 years under the name ‘Dutch Design’. De Stijl is still a source of inspiration for contemporary art, modern architecture, design and fashion.