Saturday, 17 December 2011

The new plastic idea

Mondrian and the Neoplasticists sought to achieve ultimate abstraction in art, and Mondrian described this art movement as 'a pure representation of the human mind'. The human mind has, however, found a variety of ways to corrupt this cerebral artistic concept and has put Mondrian's unmistakable geometrical patterns to a variety of ignoble decorative and commercial uses. 

 The most artistic of government waste-collection facilities in HK:

'New Plastic Art' taken a little bit too literally in this Barbie-themed Christmas installation at Times Square:

Meanwhile, the good Piet turns in his black, white and red striped coffin.

Last year's shopping mall Christmas decoration atrocities.

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