De Stijl Art Movement 100th Anniversary
March 27, 2017 6:38 AM   Subscribe

The Hague's buildings in Mondrian's iconic colors Many buildings in The Hague are using Mondrian's blue-yellow-red-white color scheme to celebrate the art movement's 100th anniversary. I hope they keep it up; it looks great.
posted by MovableBookLady (14 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I love this. They kinda look like big Lego buildings
posted by lmfsilva at 6:56 AM on March 27, 2017

I love Mondrian! You're right this looks awesome.

Congrats on your first post!
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:18 AM on March 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

Neat! And it looks like there's more and bigger pictures on the via link listed at the bottom of that main link.
posted by cortex at 7:33 AM on March 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

That is super fantastic!
posted by rewil at 8:09 AM on March 27, 2017

Thanks for the congrats. I slowly picked my way through the instructions and it worked! And I'm so glad y'all liked it.
posted by MovableBookLady at 10:06 AM on March 27, 2017

They look great!
posted by PussKillian at 10:16 AM on March 27, 2017

Yep, shoulda posted that "via" link instead. Ah well, next time.
posted by MovableBookLady at 10:22 AM on March 27, 2017

We've recently gotten an oversized (like, REALLY oversized) version of Rietveld's "The Red and Blue Chair" in the city center of Utrecht, plus a noticeable uptick in the number of tourists standing awkwardly around the Rietveld Schröder House trying to get a picture without any other tourists in it.
posted by wakannai at 2:08 PM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

This is great!
posted by ActingTheGoat at 3:06 PM on March 27, 2017

Nice post, and I want to hear about your movable books sometime!
posted by languagehat at 3:17 PM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I have mixed feelings about Mondrian, but it's still pretty badass to just call your movement "The Style."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:11 PM on March 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

I love this so much. I miss the Netherlands.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 4:12 PM on March 27, 2017

I've loved Mondrian since I was a kid; these are ear-to-ear grin inducing!
posted by missmary6 at 5:48 PM on March 27, 2017

I´m amazed Richard Meier hasn´t objected yet that the town hall building he designed (first piccy in TFA) contains non-white elements now.

There´s an exposition in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, which was designed by Berlage who is also considered to be more-or-less part of De Stijl.
posted by farlukar at 10:30 AM on March 28, 2017

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