Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scribbledehobbledehoyden: The Magpie's Eye: Page 66


More of the Mondrian story!  What a pleasant surprise.

3.  It is recorded that in his old age Mondrian entertained a visitor who wished to commission a portrait.  "Why should I bother?" the artist said.
Very clearly, I knew exactly how this story would go.  I wonder why I never went back and filled in th blanks?  Here's another bit of it:

. . . two lines and three colors.  The lines are crisp and black.  The colors are bright and flat.
"But that isn't how I look!" wailed the client.
"You will," Mondrian replied calmly.  "Just as soon as . . ."

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