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Mondrian’s World: From Primary Colors to the Boogie Woogie - The New York Times
It has often been assumed that Piet Mondrian was a cold, calculating, detached kind of man. Look at his paintings, his primary color planes divided by black lines, so formal and rectilineal: Hello, is there anyone in there?

But it turns out that the Dutch painter was quite a vibrant character, apparently a lover of many women, who went out dancing at jazz clubs almost every night, and constantly experimented with new forms of art and new ways of seeing.
pietmondrian  painting  dutch  netherlands  nytimes  art 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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