A PoP feature where we examine the influence on ART on rock and pop music, in particular album covers.



Dutch artist Piet Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl (the style) art movement and group. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors. This type of abstraction has inspired many – especially music artists – to borrow liberally from Mondrian’s ideas. Here are some examples.

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Most recent instance of Mondrian’s influence on pop artists. The cover of the latest New Order album, Music Complete.

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An almost literal translation of Mondrian’s work, from The Apples in Stereo.

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An interesting 3D take from Silverchair.

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Colour scheme is somewhat inverted but the inspiration is obvious on this Coldplay album cover design.

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A rather clever way to represent Mondrian’s style, The White Stripes even entitled this album De Stijl!

Modern art and rock music constantly colliding! We will continue to be on the lookout for more.

… still there’s more … 

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