Prelude to Visualized Rhythm: The Work of Piet Mondrian

2017-04-28T06:04:36Z (GMT) by Eiichi Tosaki
"The principle aim of this paper is to articulate a means for understanding and seeing rhythm within the ‘thickness’ of the surface of Mondrian’s early mature Neo-plastic canvases of around the 1920s, works which imply a ‘latent’ sense of rhythm which is far more perplexing (but theoretically more precise) than the more obvious expression of visual rhythm of the Boogie Woogie paintings of the New York period (1940-44). My goal is to provide the fundamentals for reading rhythm in Mondrian’s early mature Neo-plastic paintings, which, in terms of rhythm, are typically overlooked by art critics for being too ‘cold’, geometric, and static."