His art is so utterly ‘simple’! Simple black vertical and horizontal lines and red, blue and yellow blocks of color.
Even very young kids can do this! Here is a very simple YouTube video lesson.
But if you read the evolution of Mondrian’s art, you’ll understand how his abstraction developed.
The Summer Art focus art piece “Broadway Boogie Woogie” is a very interesting artwork to discuss:
- No black lines
- Balance of white space
- Lines of color interspersed with color
- Does this look like an aerial image of Broadway?
- Do the little blocks of color remind you of the neon lights of Broadway?
So, maybe because his art is so simple, so easy to copy, it is no wonder that designers use Mondrian’s art style in countless objects, clothes and architecture!
Here’s our Mondrian art:
I encourage you to join you child and do a Mondrian-inspired art work today!