A major retrospective of the Dutch painter began at the establishment on Saturday, ending with a painting exhibition. New York City 1Made in 1941. However, the museum revealed this week that the painting was displayed upside down.
In a photo from 1944, I see the canvas on the easel the other way around. This intrigued meExhibition curator Susanne Mayer-Busser said in an interview with a German daily. FAZ.
The painting, made up of several red, yellow and blue strokes that converge at right angles, was first exhibited at MoMA in New York in 1945, according to Meyer-Busser. Later, when it was sent to the Düsseldorf Museum in 1980, the painting was hung the same way.
The error may come from fact
The painting is unsignedAccording to Meyer-Buser.
Its original meaning is thus determined
Estate Administrator Name of artist written on back of frameWhen Mondrian died in 1944.
Piet Mondrian, born in 1872, was one of the central figures of the Dutch artistic movement.
From Stijl (
the stylein French), characterized by its horizontal and vertical stripes and its primary colors.
In 1940 the painter moved to New York, USA. The rectilinear grids of his paintings are inspired by the layout of the streets and skyscrapers of this American city.
He is world famous especially for his canvas Victory boogie woogieConsidered one of the most important works of the 20th century.
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