The most important art movement you’ve never heard of

The Telegraph | 

It is 100 years since the founding of De Stijl, a trail-blazing group of Dutch artists and designers whose impact is felt even today. Exhibitions and events across the country celebrate the movement that set the style for what the world came to see as ‘modern’. Painter Piet Mondrian’s bold blocks of primary colour, boxed off by straight black lines, laid the foundations of abstract art (and still crop up on everything from coffee mugs to shampoo bottles). Gerrit Rietveld’s angular red and blue wooden chair (striking to look at; hell to sit on) really does live up to that much-used label ‘iconic’, as a herald of modern design… Read more

Image: Piet Mondrian’s bold blocks of primary colour, boxed off by straight black lines, laid the foundations of abstract art.Credit: This content is subject to copyright./Universal History Archive

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