Thursday, April 9

My new Blog skin

I have this annoying habit of changing my blog template. Its nothing but the outcome of my constant need for change of surroundings. No guess needed, I am a restless soul! Anyways, I love my new blog skin. It a typical Piet Mondrian template. There is something about his work that always fascinated me.
Those of you don't know, Piet Mondrian was a dutch painter. It was, he who introduced Neo-Plasticism, the non-representational form of art. Also known as De Stijl, the famous Dutch artistic movement in 1912. This art consisted only of vertical and horizontal black lines and the use of the three primary colors-red, blue and yellow.
This genre of art expresses the spiritual harmony and order. The Guggenheim Museum's online article on De Stijl summarizes these traits in similar terms: "It [De Stijl] was posited on the fundamental principle of the geometry of the straight line, the square, and the rectangle, combined with a strong asymmetricality; the predominant use of pure primary colors with black and white; and the relationship between positive and negative elements in an arrangement of non-objective forms and lines."
A very peculiar form of art, for those interest can click here.

 

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prashanth sidharth said...

wow...the shape of your blog has completely changed..! De stijl was also one of the earliest movements wich promoted modernistic ideas(I think it means "the style" or sth like that in dutch)...mostly in the form of art and architecture. Contemporary to fillipo marinetti, Piet Mondarin was one of the earliest thinkers to glorify modernism..thanks to whom we have most of the things around look like the way they do, modern architechture, even the way our cars look. Good to your blog layout being dedicated to these kick-ass guys in the history...haha
Interested in knowing more about the influence of modernism in the human developments in the 20th century..read "Leanardo to the Internet" by Tom Misa.
Trivia: The founder of the Theosophical Society Mme Blavitsky, of who Piet was a great follower of lived for a brief period in philly, and today her residence is made into a bar and is named "white dog" because Mme. Blavitsky had a white dog she loved a lot. Now for the kicker.., that bar is two blocks away from where I live..and a great place to get wasted...;)

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