ST[J]IL MIES by Caio Barboza


The De Stjil movement explores concepts of unity which rely on boundary, hierarchy, and centrality.  This new unity sets an interplay of figure and ground, planes, and grids.  Although artistic ideas from the De Stjil era established rules for the use of vertical and horizontal lines, this radical attempt for the renewal of art was much influenced by the constant search for asymmetrical compositions.  Paintings from the De Stjil era communicate abstract expressions of nature.  Theo Van Doesburg’s painting “Rhythm of a Russian Dance” …

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