Will The Netherlands miss-out a unique Mondrian centre?
By Peter Willems
Mondrian Mind - An impressive monument for The Hague
You probably have noticed: 2017, is the 100th year anniversary of De Stijl art movement founded by Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg in 1917. The Netherlands commemorates this occasion because Mondrian is considered as a pioneer of abstract and non-figurative art. That's why you see all over the typical vertical and horizontal black lines and the primary colors red, yellow and blue.
The Netherlands is proud of our compatriot Piet Mondrian and therefore celebrates the centenary of the De Stijl art movement. However, it is rather painful to see that the country really miss something, which is a recognizable impressive monument representing Piet Mondrian and this group of innovative people.
Mondrian Mind The Hague has a museum where art works of Mondrian and De Stijl art movement are displayed, but Mondrian deserves more: Mondrian Mind, a recognizable monument with international appeal. A unique appearance with a big wink to the Gemeentemuseum The Hague.
Mondrian Mind is a creative center of the City and will give an important contribution in the fields of education, arts and culture, economy, tourism, trade, employment, new digital media and is also energy efficiency, because the roof is completely covered with solar panels.
Composition with two lines Mondrian Mind is a complex of four separate pavilions. The source of inspiration is the painting "Composition with two lines" on a diamond-shaped canvas by Piet Mondrian. This diamond shape, is the footprint of the four buildings together. With Mondrian Mind, his famous 2D painting will be raised to 3D artwork.
Due to a two-lines composition on a diamond-shaped canvas, it comes suddenly alive in a unique dynamic design. Exciting clean lines and surfaces provide a fascinating, recognisable, distinctive and inviting appearance with a lot of charm. It radiates from unprecedented success.
2D to 3D Since the beginning of 2015, founder Peter Willems has been pursuing this plan of Mondrian Mind pavilions to various city councils in the Netherlands, Museums, project developers and investors. Mondrian Mind cannot be achieved without assistance from private enterprises, businesses and government agencies. The initiative is seeking investors and interested parties to realize this concept. Together we can build this “Composition with two lines” from 2D into a 3D monument.
For more information, or if interest exists as an investor or to reserve space within the Mondrian Mind pavilions, please contact us.
Model: Jan Willems, Peter Willems. Photo: Jan Dekker Photo.