31 January 2012


It's not often that I'll display a creative work up-for-sale, that is so blatantly a knock-off of another artist ie 'Mondrian', but since he never actually painted a map we'll have to settle for this interpretation of his 'plastic' style. Mondrian defined his art as a grid of horizontal and vertical lines that ignored the particulars of appearance - but for us map-makers it's a neat way of portraying information without (cringe) wanting to seem too accurate.

An intriguing technique used in Mondrian's original paintings was that the white-forms were painted in sections (not simply as a first-layer background), using brush strokes running in different directions - generating a greater sense of depth in the white-forms, as though they are overwhelming the lines and the colors.

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