IN MONDRIAN'S STUDIO
- François Lévy-Kuentz
- Art and Culture
- 52 minutes
The work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) marked a turning point in the history of modern painting.
Initially influenced by Cubism, Mondrian invented an original universal language of geometric shapes and primary colours in the early 1920s. Along with Kandinsky and Malevitch, he was one of the pioneers of pure abstraction, an innovative trend that strongly influenced 20th century art.
Filmed in the exact replica of his studio at 26 rue du Départ in Paris, this docu-fiction brings Mondrian back to life. It portrays the man who was passionate about dance and jazz and retraces his artistic path, from his first realist works to his mystical years, from the Stijl movement to his departure for New York, where he died in 1944.
This captivating film retraces the intellectual and human process that led Mondrian to geometric abstraction, the highly characteristic style that made him one of the major figures of the international artistic avant-guarde.
Cinétévé - Centre Pompidou, ARTE FRANCE, INA, EMS Films, AVRO
with the participation of France Télévisions and the CNC
France 5 & ARTE France
Français, anglais, néerlandais
Selected at FIFA Montreal 2011
Selected at the festival Temps d'images - Prémio de Cinema para filmes sobre arte de Lisbonne - 2011
Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz et François Lévy-Kuentz
Camera : René Heijnen NSC
Bob Kauffmann (Piet Mondrian)
Centre Pompidou / Cinétévé / EMS Films / AVRO / Ina / ARTE France - 2010