Today, I happen to read these words from Mondrian, that I don’t think I have read beofre, or maybe I did read them some time back but forgot. The part he explains how he thinks when he try to compose lines in vertical and horizon, it was how I was thinking when I tried to draw my lines and triangles.
I know that we humans are like minded in many ways, still I am excited to see it when this happens.
Because in art, there are no answers for how to creat your own art, it’s never an easy road lay ahead. That is why it is always feels great to find a like-minded colleague, not to mention a great master in art history.
And here is his words to Dutch art critic H.P. Bremmer via letter in 1914:
I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation (still just an external foundation!) of things … I believe it is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.