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The Hague’s City Hall is now the canvas for the largest Mondrian piece ever

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the de stijl art movement

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Contrary to popular belief, ‘de stijl’ wasn’t a term coined by The White Stripes for the title of their sophomore record. Rather, it’s an art movement which was developed in The Netherlands in the early 20th century. One man in particular, Piet Mondrian, was a significant proponent of this movement and often incorporated its sensibilities into his works; that is the accentuation of grids and primary colours. While the style never really ‘died out’, things seemed to have come full circle. Funnily enough, 2017 just so happens to be the 100th anniversary of the founding of de stijl. To celebrate, the Hague’s famous city hall building is now the canvas for the world’s largest Mondrian painting. According to The Hague Municipal Council, the iconic building was re-decorated to honour the world-renowned Dutch artist. The council has also decided give 2017 the theme of ‘Mondrian to Dutch design’. Check out the video above to learn more about this far-out project.

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