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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 243 ART THROUGH THE AGES

De Stijl & Neo Plasticism

THE QUEST FOR UNIVERSAL ORDER

 

Let’s get flat! With the beauty of a straight black line; the sobriety of a white ground; and the simplicity of red, yellow and blue, the reductionist De Stijl movement sought absolute “pure” abstraction in painting, sculpture, and design. Clean, flat geometric shapes and black intersecting lines were the vehicles to explore the unity the artists felt between humankind and the universe.

WHEN & WHERE

c. 1917–1931

The Netherlands

When World War I began, artists in the Netherlands were cut off from the rest of the art world. In this isolation, they ...

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