Friday, April 22, 2011


From this we can see the correlation between art and applied art like fashion and product design such as furniture. Art is the purest, the highest level than followed by fashion then apllied to product design.

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1912 Mondrian, later ; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944), was a Dutch painter. He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed Neo-Plasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors. Between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, Mondrian changed the spelling of his signature from Mondriaan to Mondrian.

Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue, andYellow

"Mondrian" day dress, autumn 1965 by Yves Saint Laurent (French, born Algeria, 1936),
Wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow

As the sack dress evolved in the 1960s into the modified form of the shift, Saint Laurent realized that the planarity of the dress was an ideal field for color blocks. Knowing the flat planes of the 1960s canvases achieved by contemporary artists in the lineage of Mondrian, Saint Laurent made the historical case for the artistic sensibility of his time. Yet he also demonstrated a feat of dressmaking, setting in each block of jersey, piecing in order to create the semblance of the Mondrian order and to accommodate the body imperceptibly by hiding all the shaping in the grid of seams.

Par 4 Table in Mondrian's signature color by Bernard Vuranesson

Designer Bernard Vuranesson has produced a special edition of Par 4 table in Mondrian's signature colors as shown in Mondrian / De Stijl exhibition at the Centre Pampidou, Paris.

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