Mister Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born the 2nd October…
The man who decided to go straight to the essential, aiming to reach the ideal composition. A vision that would take from shape and color that which is the very basis pointing towards the Truth.
Making out painting a direct trip with no stops in between only to reach the Highest. A dance of lines between the vertical (masculine) and horizontal (feminine) with only primary colors. No diagonals admitted , only the essence flourishing with what the artist himself called ‘’Neo’’.
Fascinated by Cubism Mondrian goes further in the pursuit for the naked expression of reality. The Exhibition ‘’Perfect Harmony’’ is focused on that pursuit, a balance which shows things as they really are in Mondrian’s eyes.
In His own words: ‘’Nature (or what I see) inspires me, makes me, like any other artist, in an emotional state that causes me an urgency to do something, but I want to get as close to the truth and abstract everything from it, up to not reach the foundation (though only the outer foundations!) of things … I think it’s possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition’’
THE EXHIBITION ‘’THE PERFECT HARMONY’’
At the Vittoriano (Piazza Venezia)
From 7/10/2011 To 29/01/2012..
Monday to Thursday 9:30 to 19:30
Friday and Saturday 9:30 to 23:30
Sunday 9.30 – 20.30
Admission ticket € 12.00