Binky the “art expert” showed us how to correctly hang a Piet Mondrian painting in an episode of Arthur more than two decades ago.
Oops! Famous Mondrian Painting Hung Upside Down for 75 Years
Despite the finding, Mondrian’s “New York City I” will continue to be displayed as it has always been shown: incorrectly.
Mondrian Before Abstraction
Decades before becoming New York’s Pied Piper for nonobjective art, Piet Mondrian had established a reputation in Europe for navigating and remaking realism in his own image.
The Alternate Modernism of a Modernist Pioneer
Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern takes a close look at a period when patriotism was distinct from nationalism, populism did not equal demagoguery, and left-wing radicalism was the coin of the aesthetic realm.
How Mondrian Inspired Architecture Around the World
Adding blocks of primary colors can really put the life back into old houses, shops, birdhouses, construction sites, and even parking garages and garbage sheds.
The Hague’s City Hall Gets a Mondrian Makeover for De Stijl’s Centennial
A giant homage to the most iconic Dutch modern art movement debuted today in The Hague.
The Geometric Aesthetics of Piet Mondrian’s Studios
Dutch artist Piet Mondrian lived a nomadic life, caught between the two World Wars, and he transformed each new studio and home into a reflection of his current practice.
Seven New York City Streets That Should Be Renamed After Artworks
Today New York’s City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn “Do the Right Thing Way” after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.
A Guide to the 20th-Century Artists’ Graves of New York City
Following our exploration of the artist graves in New York City from the 19th and early 20th centuries, we continue into the 20th and 21st centuries.
Modernist Male Art Is Timeless, but Not Timely
PARIS — According to Sigmund Freud, a key that opens a room in a dream is unmistakably phallic.
A Universe of Drawing, Rolled into a Single Room
Ten years ago, the Morgan Library & Museum decided it was time to bring its collection up to speed on the art of drawing in the 20th and 21st centuries — a daunting task in itself, and even more improbable in the face of a superheated, late-capitalist art market: at the feast of the trophy-eaters, would the museum be forced to content itself with scraps?
Free at Last! Munch, Mondrian, and Kandinsky Enter the Public Domain
A new year means new entrants into the public domain for the January 1, 2015, Public Domain Day.