I construct lines and colour combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. - Piet Mondrian.
Mondrian was born in Amersfoort, in the Netherlands in 1872. Both his father and uncle were drawing teachers. In 1911, Mondriaan moved to Paris. To mark the event, he removed one of the as from his name, becoming Mondrian.
This scarf replicates, arguably, one of the most recognised pieces of Mondrians works, but which one is it, perhaps something from around 1930? Mondrian began painting in this grid like style in 1919. His works evolved over the next 25 years, with subtle changes, line thickness, colour reduction and line length.
Sadly, whilst working in Manhattan, his career was cut short when he succumbed to a bout of pneumonia in 1944.