By popular demand (ie. two people), today I am sharing a couple of pics of my Mondrian-inspired mosaics. They are the sort of pieces one might make when one is between projects, and wanting to make something easy. You know, just for fun.
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter who pioneered the modernist art movement of the early 20th Century. Mondrian used primary colours (red, blue and yellow), contrasted with black, white and grey to form a geometrical design out of perpendicular shapes. He had his reasons for this artistic approach, but as I’ve never studied art or art history, it’s all just dutch to me. However, as someone who makes intricate, naturalistic mosaic art, I can appreciate the appeal of returning to simple colours, structure and form. Of course, I should have stuck to my plan, but before I had even started I was bored by the idea of straight lines. So I went for just a little bit of curve. (Apologies for the glare.)
Then a little bit more.
What was I thinking? Each piece of tile was hand-cut and shaped. I was very glad to finish the two pieces. To date, I haven’t had the urge to repeat the experience. However, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and they have pride of place on my lounge room wall.
My next mosaic project will be something simple — a couple of little birds perhaps.
Mondrian Madness – Red and Yellow. 60 x 30 cm. Ceramic tile on board.