Piet Mondrian’s 130th Birthday Google Doodle

Piet Mondrian was a famous artist (painter) who was born in Dutch in 1872. Piet Mondrian is well known as a contributor to the De Stijl art movement. He formed a non – representational form of art work called Neo-Plasticism.

Piet Mondrian's 130th Birthday Google Doodle
Piet Mondrian’s 130th Birthday (March 6, 2002)

A special doodle is gifted to Piet Mondrian on his 130th Birthday by Google. Piet Mondrian’s 130th Birthday Google Doodle has changed its color and it portrayed the Neo-Plasticism art form in the alphabets of Google logo. There are horizontal and vertical grid lines drawn with black and the columns are filled with 3 primary colors called blue, red and yellow.

So the overall doodle highlighted about the series of Compositions that he drawn using these colors. His famous paintings are Red Mill and Trees in Moonrise, Evening (Avond) (1908), Still Life with Ginger Pot (Stilleven met Gemberpot) and the series of compositions such as Composition with Blue and Composition in White and Blue.

The De Stijl art movement was founded by Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian contribute to this with his work. The basic working model of Neo-Plasticism art form is summarized as follows. The art work consists of a white background with grid of vertical and horizontal lines with black color and which is painted inside using 3 primary colors Red, Blue and Yellow. Birth name of Piet Mondrian was Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan.

He changed his signature from Mondriaan to Mondrian between his paintings The River Amste and Amaryllis during the years 1905 and 1907 respectively. The influencing or driving forces for his work are Pablo Picasso, Hague School, Bart van der Leck, Georges Braque and Theo van Doesburg.

Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian (1872 – 1944)
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Piet Mondrian was born as second children of his parents in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. The younger Mondrian was influenced by his father who was a drawing teacher. Mondrian was in touch with paintings and he often drew along the river Gein.

In 1892 he joined Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam and he was already qualified as a teacher. Professionally he begins his career as a teacher in primary education level. Along with his job he continues to practice painting. The paintings of Piet Mondrian are mostly Representational and are clearly influenced by some artistic movements.

The artistic hands were stopped to move on February 1, 1944. His death was due to pneumonia in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. His funeral was at Universal Chapel on Lexington Avenue which was attended by almost 200 people. Holtzman Trust, which is dedicated to promote and preserve the work of Mondrian and serves as Mondrian’s official estate to ensure to preserve the integrity of his work.