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De Stijl

The De Stijl (pr. duh-stayl') or Dutch de Stijl art movement advocated pure abstraction and simplicity -- form reduced to geometric shapes, and color to the primary colors, along with black and white. Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) was the group's most reknowned artist and published a manifesto titled Neo-Plasticism in 1920. Painter Theo van Doesberg[?] (Dutch, 1883-1931) published a journal named De Stijl from 1917 to 1928, spreading the theories of the group which also included the painter George Vantongerloo[?] (Belgian,1886-1965) and the architects J.J.P. Oud[?] (1890-1963) and Gerrit Rietveld (Dutch, 1888-1965). Their work exerted tremendous influence on the Bauhaus and the International Style[?].


For the 2000 indie rock album by The White Stripes, see De Stijl (album)[?]



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