Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist best known for his paintings of black grids filled with the three primary colours of blue, red and yellow.
He was also responsible for the ‘De Stijl’ movement, influencing furniture design and architecture in Holland. This design for the Dutch Pavilion at a World Expo is pure Mondrian in 3D.Even today his influence on architecture remains, as seen in these geometric buildings in Amsterdam.
Red & white geometric architecture on stilts atop a wharf overlooking the river in Amsterdam.
The best place to see examples of this architectural style is in Rotterdam, which was massively rebuilt after heavy German bombing almost obliterated the city in WW2. Sign for the famous Cube House in Rotterdam.
The exterior of the Cube House.
Mondrian’s Geometric Paintings and the ‘De Stijl’ Movement