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  • noun art A style of abstract painting, developed by Piet Mondrian, that used only vertical and horizontal lines with the spaces filled in black, white, grey, and primary colours


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  • Brancusi's transformation from a neophyte realist to a visionary abstract sculptor was sudden; Mondrian's evolution from a quiet landscapist to what he called "neoplasticism" was gradual, methodical and arduous.

    When Less Was More 2008

  • Influenced by cubism, Mondrian created a style called “neoplasticism, ” which he used in works such as Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue and Broadway Boogie Woogie.

    Mondrian, Piet 2002

  • Look at neoplasticism/de stijl-it's adherents had intellectualized space to the point that they wanted to destroy it.

    Glory to God for All Things 2010


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