The Hague Goes Mondriaan.

WHO’S AFRAID OF RED, YELLOW AND BLUE: Citydressing Campaign / Mondriaan to Dutch Design / The Haque (NL)  2017.

Dutch art movement De Stijl was founded one hundred years ago this year. Inspired by Stijl artist like Piet Mondriaan, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld and Theo van Doesburg, studio VOLLAERSZWART developed this citydressing campaign to “Mondriaanising” The Hague.

To start the citydressing for the celebration of the theme year “Mondriaan To Dutch Design, The Hague unveiled the largest Mondriaan in the world. The painting with the familiar red, yellow and blue surfaces and straight lines is being exhibited in one of the city’s most striking buildings: City Hall. A unique composition, precisely because of the combination of Mondriaan’s work and the iconic architecture of architect Richard Meier. The Hague City Council decided to honour the world renowned artist, as Gemeentemuseum The Hague has no less than 300 of his paintings in its possession. The design was created by artists Madje Vollaers and Pascal Zwart of Studio VOLLAERSZWART. Last weeks, a number of prominent buildings and locations in The Hague got a Mondriaan / De Stijl makeover.

Special Thanks to: Gemeentemuseum The Hague, Municipality The Hague, The Hague Citymarketing and Cubord Signmakers.

What an amazing celebration! I love all of it. There’s much more to see at the website!


  1. quotetheunquote says

    Oh, I am SO behind this!

    (I have a large Mondrian reproduction hanging in the living room of our house. I painted it about 30 years ago, and this is its fourth living room wall -- I will never part with it).


  2. says

    It’s all so lovely, bright and joyous. I would have wanted to sneak into that enormous taart, and get tiny pieces of all the colours, and assemble my own Mondriaan on the plate prior to devouring. :D

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Mondriaan’s lines, shapes and colours are still so fresh and clean.

    I recently went to see an exhibition of paintings by another Dutch artist, Caesar van Everdingen (a 17th Century painter). If you put his works in one end of a scale and Mondriaan’s in the other, almost all paintings ever made could go between them.

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