Monday, 28 October 2013

Mondrian on the streets of Paris

I love seeing themes pop up from the streets of Paris. I was surprised to notice the ongoing influence of Piet Mondrian in Paris. Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter, his nonrepresentational form is apparently called neoplasticism.

148 Blvd St Germain 75006

Mondrian bags for sale
or from the supermarche
You see Mondrian everywhere when you look.

Mondrian cows
Mondrian jewellery

We had seen an Yves St Laurent Mondrian dress at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. I didn't know at that stage that it was the start of a trend. 

Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog


Parisbreakfasts said...

Nice! The Mondian cafe changed their awning and went even more Mondrianesqu on your accout evidently.

Paulita said...

What fun to notice a trend. It looks similar to Art Deco to me. What do you think? Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Jeanie said...

I have always like Piet Mondrian's work. I've seen many dresses in that style lately over here. I do like this post!

Louise said...

Thanks for the update Carol, I can't wait to see the changes.

I'd never thought about the art deco connection, but Mondrian was doing this work in the 1920s and 30s, so I think you're pretty cluey.

Thanks Jeanie. The dresses do look lovely, not that I think they'd suit me, but they have classic, crisp lines.

skiourophile said...

I currently have two of those supermarket bags in my car for use in our supermarkets. A little bit of France in my everyday life. (They are also really strong!)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi , I saw these in Paris too , love them , very different ..thanks for sharing , will look out for more on my next trip :-)

Brona said...

I love the dress - it's gorgeous, although I suspect it would blow the budget!!

I've been a Mondrain fan since my trip to NY and the MOMA in 2007.