IN MONDRIAN’S STUDIO

Synopsis

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.

  • Languages

    Français, anglais, néerlandais
  • Format

    16/9
  • Support location

    Beta Num
  • Author

    Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz et François Lévy-Kuentz
  • Distributor

    ARTE Distribution
  • Technical team

    Camera : René Heijnen NSC
  • International sales

    ARTE Distribution
  • DVD Distributor

    ARTE Distribution
  • Cast

    With Bob Kauffmann (Piet Mondrian)