Until 21 March 2011. In an attempt to extract the artist from the movement, the Centre Pompidou assesses the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and his dual identity as the leading figure of the De Stijl art movement.
Formed in 1912 in Paris, De Stijl combined an aesthetic and social vision, and until 1938 Mondrian and fellow De Stil artists such as Theo Van Doesburg and Gerrit Rietveld presented a radical new visual language which went on to revolutionise and ultimately define modern art as we know it.
De Stijl's strong architectural elements also allowed the movement to readily influence all aspects of design, from city planning to furniture. This is France's first major exhibition to examine one of the most important chapters in modern art history.