Screening: “In Mondrian’s Studio” (2010)

This captivating film retraces the intellectual and human process that led Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) to geometric abstraction, the highly characteristic style that made him one of the major figures of the international artistic avant-garde. Initially influenced by Cubism, Mondrian invented an original universal language of geometric shapes and primary colours in the early 1920s. Filmed in the exact replica of his studio in Paris, this docu-fiction brings Mondrian back to life. It portrays the man who was passionate about dance and jazz and recalls his artistic path, from his first realist works to his mystical years.