Discover Benelux | The Hague | The Ultimate Spring & Summer Destination
a group of contemporary designers and artists bring an oath to the movement by adding a whole new layer to Mondriaan’s ideas via their own creations. The Mondriaan mania continues outside of museums and galleries. Buildings all over The Hague are decorated with the famous patterns and lines in the primary colours of yellow, blue and red. Organiser of city tours Gilde Den Haag allows people to take a unique ‘architecture walk’ through the city, shining a bright light De Stijl’s influence on The Hague’s architecture. Residential community Papaverhof, designed by architect Jan Wils in 1921, is one of the hallmarks of the tour, which also shines a completely different light on parking garages, residential houses and office buildings. www.denhaag.com www.mondriaandenhaag.nl www.gemeentemuseum.nl
DO NOT MISS:
Scheveningen. Photo: Jurjen Drenth
Sea Life Scheveningen: The famous sea aquarium presents the very first underwater Mondriaan experience in the world, with yellow and black cichlids swimming in an aquarium carrying Mondriaan’s famous primary colours. Spoon of Art – Mondriaan’s Maal: Mondriaan was known for his peculiar eating habits, something you can experience yourself during the Stijl-ish pop-up dinners during Festival Designkwartier. 19 – 20 May Don’t be afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue: The Atrium City Hall will display artworks from her collection that have links with Mondriaan and De Stijl. 8 May – 19 May The Hague Central Station: Like many other buildings in the city, the Central Station will be transformed into the famous Mondrian colours.
The largest painting in The Netherlands; Panorama Mesdag. Photo: Panorama Mesdag
Photo: Layla Aerts
Issue 41 | May 2017 | 13
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.