Counter Composition V

This painting van Theo van Doesburg belongs to the Elementarism theory, an overcomplicated and über pretentious idea from the 1920s.

Like Mondriaan’s Neo-plasticism, this movement was a branch of the De Stijl school, playing at the same time both the brother and the arch-enemy of Neo-Plasticism–the main difference being that here the lines are diagonal instead of horizontal/vertical. This pissed off Mondriaan so much that he resigned from the school.

You would think that there are worse problems in life, but don’t underestimate the orientation of lines.

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