Homage to Mondrian


Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter who believed in the spiritual in nature.  His art was an expression of that spirituality.  He believed that the trees, the verticals in nature, were the masculine principle, and the earth, the female.  Together the union of the male and female constituted the beauty of creation.  He started out painting vibrant trees and eventually wound up painting complete abstractions of vertical and horizontals with primary colors– very unlike his early landscape painting, but the underlying principles were the same.

6 responses

  1. Fascinating analogy similar to “Shivling” in Hindu mythology.


    March 14, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    • You are right. I looked it up. As far as I know Mondrian was a theosophist and how that relates or if it relates to Hinduism, I don’t really know. Thanks for writing. Patiently awaiting the continuation of “Maria.”


      March 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      • Two different cults or people can be found with similar beliefs or customs. That’s not unlikely.


        March 14, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      • No, I think it happens frequently. It has significance about the human condition that different religions, philosophies, etc. come up with similar beliefs.


        March 14, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      • Absolutely Ellen.


        March 14, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      • Genie

        As far as I remember, theosophists studied Hindu mythology.


        March 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

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