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MONDRIAN & HIS STUDIOS │ Tate Liverpool → 5 October 2014

“Duč pêntr Pīt Mondrian (1872–1944) z rnând az wn v ɖ most impwtnt cntribytrz t ɖ dveḷpmnt v abstraẋn at ɖ bginñ v ɖ 20ʈ senčri, n hiz stunñ n influenšl wrcs r recgnîzd bî evrwn fṛm ātluvrz t stydnts v ācitecčr n grafic dzîn. Bt ẇt v ɖ man hmslf? Ẇt factrz led hm t dveḷp ɖs fmiłr sigṇčr stîl?

Mondrian n hiz stydioz mācs ɖ 70ʈ anivrsri v ɖ ātist’s deʈ n cnsidrz nt onli Mondrian’z significns, bt olso ɖ srcmstansz (in bʈ lîf n pêntñ) ɖt led hm t mc ɖ swič fṛm sxesfl fiğṛtv ātist in hiz hômland t inṭnašnl radicl iṇvetr. Têcñ vizitrz ʈru Paris, Lundn n ivnčli Ny Ywc, ɖ xibišn tracs Mondrian’z prsnl n isʈetc jrni, n fîndz ʈredz btwn ɖ tu: a mêjr hîlît z ɖ imrsv lîfsîz rīcnstruẋn v hiz Paris stydio, ẇč alâz vizitrz t inhabit nt onli Mondrian’z crietv wrld bt olso a ʈrīdimnšnl vršn v hiz culrfl xperimnts in pêntñ.

Hiz frst muv – môtivetd bî ɖ psyt v mr frtîl crietv grând – sw hm līv Hoḷnd fr Paris in 1911 n brwt abt cnsidṛbl čenj. Mondrian dropt ɖ secnd A fṛm ɖ Duč spelñ v hiz nem (Mondriaan) az a signl v intnt n imrst hmslf in ɖ Ṗrizı̣n avãgād cmyṇti, bt incântrñ Picaso’z xperimnts wɖ kbizm wd pruv īvn mr mmnṭs.

Hîlîtñ ɖ trnsfmešnl impact v Picasso on Mondrian n hiz wrc, ɖ xibišn includz pìsz sč az Ɖ Tri A 1913 ẇč demnstrets hâ h bgan t šift fṛm fiğṛtv pêntñz n muv twd abstraẋn. It wz in Paris (ẇr h bgan t yṭlîz culrpleinz on hiz wōlz) ɖt Mondrian’z īvlušn twd ɖ astonišñ wrc h z so wîdli recgnîzd fr tde bgan in ŕnist, culminetñ in ɖ pṛduẋn v ci nioplastc wrcs. Mondrian n hiz stydioz priznts ɖ ljst c̣lẋn in ɖ YC t dêt v ɖz îconic gridd wrcs.

Līvñ Paris n hiz seḷbretd Rue du Départ stydio bhnd, Mondrian ɖen muvd t Lundn ẇr, acwdñ t Bābra Hepẉʈ, wns agn hiz wundrfl sqrz v prîmri culrz clîmd p ɖ wōlz. Đo nt insignificnt, hiz ste in Lundn pruvd brīf (1938-1940). Līvñ ɖ YC vîa Livpul fr America, ɖ xibišn includz ɖ pasnjrlist berñ Mondrian’z nem, n pýňntli, hiz dpāčrpýnt cn b vyd ât v ɖ gaḷrīwindo.

Muvñ t Ny Ywc wd pruv hiz fînl advnčr (h dîd in Manhatn, êjd 71). Nâ in hiz lêt 60z, Mondrian stl hd tîm t incwṗret īvn mr fŭli ɖ snc̣petd riɖm v jaz, n būgīwugi in ptklr, intu hiz practis. Includñ recwdslīvz, ɖoz vîbṛnt trêdmāc culrpleinz fṛm hiz stydiowōlz n a film md bî hiz frend n ér Hari Holtsmn, ɖs xibišn ofrz p tanṭlîzñ glimpsz v ɖ mastr v abstraẋn’z nxt crietv destinešn.

Têt Livpul hz bn wrcñ clôsli wɖ PlusTêt pātnr Trnr Cntmprri ʈrt Mondrian n hiz stydioz. Trnr Cntmprri, bêst in Māget, priznts ɖ xibišn Mondrian n culr in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ɖ Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hambrg untl 21 Septmbr 2014. Mondrian n Culr xplorz ɖ ŕli pirı̣d v ɖ ātist’s c̣rir, tracñ ɖ pêntr’z ys v culr fṛm fiğrešn t ŕli abstraẋn. Tgɖr, ɖ xibišnz wl fôc̣s ɖ YC’z atnšn on ɖs pạnir v abstract āt, tîmd t côinsîd wɖ ɖ 70ʈ anivrsri v hiz deʈ.”

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MONDRIAN & COLOUR │ Turner Contemporary, Margate → 21 September 2014

“‘I wš t aproč truʈ az clôsli az z psbl, n ɖrfr I abstract evrʈñ untl I arîv at ɖ funḍmentl qoḷti v objcts.’ Pīt Mondrian

Pīt Mondrian čenjd pêntñ. Ɖ twentiiʈ-senčri Duč ātist muvd fṛm dpictñ riaḷti t pạnir smʈñ cmplitli ny n contṛvršl, abstraẋn.

Hiz most fems wrcs, ɖ gridz yz simpl lînz n ɖ prîmri culrz red, yelo n blu t criet a ynivrsl hāṃni, seṗretñ culr n subjct fṛm riaḷti, trnsfwmñ ɖ mtirı̣l wrld intu smʈñ spiričl.

70 yirz aftr Mondrian’z deʈ, gt bnʈ ɖ grid n três Mondrian’z jrni t abstraẋn ʈru culr. Culr undrpind Mondrian’z wrc, fṛm ɖ ŕli dez pêntñ landsceps in ɖ Neɖrḷndz, t ɖ lêtr wrcs ẇr culr wz seṗretd fṛm its funẋn v crietñ šêdñ or volym.

Si ovr 50 wrcs spanñ Mondrian’z jrni, mni fṛm ɖ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, ẇč holdz ɖ ljst c̣lẋn v Mondrian’z pêntñz, alñ wɖ xibits fṛm myziymz n prîvt c̣lẋnz in Yṛp n ɖ YSA.

Ɖ xibišn z ōgnîzd in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hambrg. Trnr Cntmprri z wrcñ in pātnršp wɖ Têt Livpul, hu r prizntñ ɖ cncuṛnt xibišn Mondrian n hiz Stydioz fṛm 6 Jūn untl 5 Octobr 2014. Mondrian n hiz Studios xplorz ɖ ātist’s impwtns in ɖ fīld v abstraẋn n hiz rlešnšp wɖ ācitecčr n ŕḅnizm.”

MONDRIAN AT TÊT LIVPUL N TRNR CNTMPRRI

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