Correcting Mondrian – site allows you to create your own Compositions
Some friends and I went to see the Courtauld Gallery’s Mondrian || Nicholson In Parallel show (very enjoyable, especially when you’re all spending the visit drafting a screenplay where Mondrian is a man haunted by diagonal lines and Nicholson spends his time thinking up new ways to annoy Mondrian – mostly by buying him pots of green paint every time he visits and drawing circles on every surface).
It particularly appealed to me because one of the things I find difficult about Mondrian is that his work has a veneer of obsessive harmony but the longer you stand in front of it, the more you start to see imperfections and imbalances. Several of the pieces in the Courtauld’s show felt so off-beam they actually made me twitchy because I wanted to grab a ruler and a primary colour palette and just “fix” them! This way I can solve what I see as Mondrian’s problems without being ejected unceremoniously from the gallery.