Seeking Piet the Minimalist #2

Piet Mondrian is the subject again in this attempt to create a digital piece… am I getting closer? Using the same techniques as in Seeking Piet the Minimalist #1 this second go at creating a digital artwork has some promise. Still not hundred percent convinced, but I don’t give up that easy, this could work.

Second attempt definitely visually more appealing to me as the first attempt. As it should be.

Do like the push and pull effect with the blurred images in relation with the unblurred.

Music still by multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef but the tune is titled “Yesterdays”, great flute playing by Yusef.

Seeking Piet the Minimalist #2 - Homage to Artist Piet Mondrian

Homage to Dutch Artist Piet Mondrian – (1872-1944).

“I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.” – Piet Mondrian

“Autophysiopsychic music allows the performer to deliver his/her message or say what he/she has to say musically. With his/her soul attuned to other souls he/she is capable of giving deep and far reaching experiences. If the musician is in harmony with the self and humanity, great spiritual heights may be obtained. Their expressions will be a continuous cycle of the pouring forth of heart and soul.” – Yusef Lateef – Website

The vision that Mondrian had moved toward for so long now seemed to be within reach: he could now render “a true vision of reality” in his painting, which meant deriving a composition not from a fragment of reality but rather from an overall abstract view of the harmony of the universe. A painting no longer had to begin from an abstracted view of nature; rather, a painting could emerge out of purely abstract rules of geometry and colour, since he found that this was the most effective language through which to convey his spiritual message. Source

In his mature paintings, Mondrian used the simplest combinations of straight lines, right angles, primary colours, and black, white, and gray. The resulting works possess an extreme formal purity that embodies the artist’s spiritual belief in a harmonious cosmos.

In 1917 Mondrian became one of the founders of De Stijl. This group, which included Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, and Georges Vantongerloo, extended its principles of abstraction and simplification beyond painting and sculpture to architecture and graphic and industrial design.

To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual.” – Piet Mondrian

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