Mondrian “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.
About the Art
Jon Eastman painted this “Moondrian Cow” for the Cow Parade cows exhibit of New York in 2000. He used Mondrian style with geometric figures, in particular, variations of colored squares and rectangles. The painting was born from the “˜De Stijl’ movement, one of the major modern movements focused on Neo-Plasticism and founded by Mondrian. The horizontal lines signify a sense of rest and calm, while the vertical lines communicate a sense of height. The lines create a sense of stability and solidarity by working together as an overall piece. Mondrian portrayed this sense of stability through his paintings and evoked feelings of an utopian society rather than face the instability of the world in its current state. Moondrian Cow sculpture represents a grazing cow. Jon Eastman figurine is now part of the Museum Edition of the Cow Parade cows. Each figurine always comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a soft dust bag.
- Artist: Jon Eastman
- Type: Ceramic
- Shape: Grazing Cow
- Size: 4.5″ x 6″ (Medium size)
- Event: CowParade New York, 2000
Care instructions: Dust cloth only.
About the cow parade cows in New York
New York, NY hosted a herd of 500 Cow Parade cows from Summer until Fall 2000. It is interesting to notice that New Yorkers pointed out that the cows were not American! Indeed, most American cows have their horns removed at birth. Knapp is the Swiss-born sculptor who shaped the Cow Parade cows specifically for the event. Pascal Knapp owns the copyrights to the standing, reclining, and grazing cow shapes used in all CowParade exhibits.
CowParade New York auctions were a great success and raised $ 1,351,000 benefiting several New York City charities. The average bid was $ 18,257. However, the highest winning bid was $ 60,000, for Tiffany Cow. In the end, the CowParade auction provided an opportunity to support the work performed by these charities while enjoying a unique art form.
Mondrian is famous 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. Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow and used here is one of his most famous pieces in this style. Mondrian believed that the structure of the most fundamental aspects of line and color was the total realization of real beauty.
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and the founder of Modern Art. The Bauhaus referenced his work when discussing his lines and clear colors and aesthetical appeal. His work inspired the Minimalist movement as well as having far-reaching impacts across all kinds of modern and post-modern culture.