De Stijl Sept 30, 2018 16:35:49 GMT -7
Post by pieter on Sept 30, 2018 16:35:49 GMT -7
Vilmos Huszar, De Stijl logo, 1917
De Stijl, Dutch for "The Style", also known as Neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Leiden in the Netherlands. De Stijl consisted of artists and architects. In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. Proponents of De Stijl advocated pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and colour; they simplified visual compositions to vertical and horizontal, using only black, white and primary colors.
De Stijl is also the name of a journal that was published by the Dutch painter, designer, writer, and critic Theo van Doesburg that served to propagate the group's theories. Along with Theo van Doesburg, the group's principal members were the painters Piet Mondrian, Vilmos Huszár, and Bart van der Leck, and the architects Gerrit Rietveld, Robert van 't Hoff, and J. J. P. Oud. The artistic philosophy that formed a basis for the group's work is known as Neoplasticism—the new plastic art (or Nieuwe Beelding in Dutch).
Painter Theo van Doesburg
Painter Piet Mondrian
Vilmos Huszár (1884–1960) was a Hungarian painter and designer. He lived in The Netherlands, where he was one of the founder members of the art movement De Stijl.
Painter Bart van der Leck
Architect Gerrit Rietveld
Architect Robert van 't Hoff
Architect J. J. P. Oud
According to Theo van Doesburg in the introduction of the magazine "De Stijl" 1917 no.1, the "De Stijl"-movement was a reaction to the "Modern Baroque" of the Amsterdam School movement (Dutch expressionist architecture) with the magazine "Wendingen" (1918-1931).`
Under here you see photo's I took in the The Hague Gemeentemuseum in the De Stijl section where I photographed De Stijl maquettes from the inside and outside in 2016.