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PoP ART: PIET MONDRIANPoP ART: PIET MONDRIAN

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

Mondrian

 

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 … 

PoP ARTPoP ART

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

Today we look at Pop-art, a movement that began in UK and the USA in the 50s. The dominant figure in this ‘genre’ is probably one of the most influential artists in contemporary art – Andy Warhol.

Released in 1967, The Velvet Underground & Nico may not have sold many units but it’s enduring significance cannot be over-emphasized. What was also unique about the album design was that early copies of the album invited the owner to “Peel slowly and see”, peeling back the banana skin revealed a flesh-colored banana underneath.  Recently, there was a legal battle between the Andy Warhol Foundation of Visual Arts and the band over copyrights over the cover design.

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