A Dutch-born twentieth-century artist known for his geometric paintings characterized by perpendicular lines and planes of pure primary colors. Influenced by cubism, Mondrian created a style called “neoplasticism,” which he used in works such as Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue and Broadway Boogie Woogie.
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The exhibit also includes examples of designers borrowing from fine art, as Yves Saint Laurent did with his Mondrian dress.
“Because Dutch people have these childhood memories, they cannot see Black Piet for what it is,” says Bergman.
A judge ruled that Black Piet indeed is a negative stereotype that infringes on the rights of black people in The Netherlands.
Even the watermelon he serves me is in keeping with a certain aesthetic—perfectly arranged squares, like a Mondrian painting.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the Netherlands, St. Nick has Zwarte Piet (Black Pete), a type of servant who hands out pranks as well as candy.
I went out, and found a Mont de Piet, just beyond the limits of the Principality; they aren't allowed inside.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
Et pour ce le premier secours doit estre cette Republique, & non ce qui a le pretexte de piet.
My adjutant, Piet Fourie, however, was not so fortunate as myself.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War|Ben Viljoen.
It was a piet, a life-size statue of the Blessed Virgin set within a semicircle of rocks.Flappers and Philosophers|F. Scott Fitzgerald
There was a rumour yesterday that Piet had been captured near Kroonstadt, though Christian seems to be the important one.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers