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Art and Spirituality by Mondrian

Mondrian was a Dutch painter, widely regarded as the founder of Modern art. His work was immediately referenced by the Bauhaus when discussing his lines and simplified colors and aesthetical appeal. His work has gone on to inspire the Minimalist movement as well as having far-reaching impacts across all kinds of modern and post-modern culture.

Mondrian is famously known for his contribution to the De Stijl art movement. He created a non-representational form recognized by its white ground, topped with a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors. One of his most famous compositions in this style is Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow. Mondrian believed that the composition of the most fundamental aspects of line and color was the total realization of true beauty.

Mondrian’s work continues to have an immense impact on the development of modern art, having influenced movements including the Bauhaus and Minimalism. It has also inspired the fashion designs of Yves Saint Laurent and the cover of The White Stripes 2000 album, De Stijl.