1945 – 1970 Η χρυσή εποχή – Golden Age of Capitalism

Piet Mondriaan Victory Boogie Woogie

Victory Boogie-Woogie, a painting that Mondrian conceived in expectation of victory in World War II and that remained unfinished by reason of his death on February 1, 1944.

Mondrian, who had escaped to New York from Europe after the outbreak of World War II, delighted in the city’s architecture. He was also fascinated by American jazz, particularly boogie-woogie, finding its syncopated beat, irreverent approach to melody, and improvisational aesthetic akin to what he called, in his own work, the «destruction of natural appearance; and construction through continuous opposition of pure means—dynamic rhythm.» In this painting, his penultimate, Mondrian replaced the black grid that had long governed his canvases with predominantly yellow lines that intersect at points marked by squares of blue and red. These atomized bands of stuttering chromatic pulses, interrupted by light gray, create paths across the canvas suggesting the city’s grid, the movement of traffic, and blinking electric lights, as well as the rhythms of jazz.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian

https://www.codart.nl/museums/two-year-study-of-mondrian-s-victory-boogie-woogie-in-gemeentemuseum-den-haag-to-be-rounded-off-by-symposium/

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/78682

http://www.piet-mondrian.org/victory-boogie-woogie.jsp

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