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Elementarism


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A modified form of Neo-Plasticism propounded by van Doesburg in the mid-1920s. While continuing Mondrian's restriction to the right angle, Elementarism abandoned his insistence on the use of strict horizontals and verticals. By introducing inclined lines and forms, van Doesburg sought to achieve a quality of dynamic tension. Mondrian was so offended by this ‘heresy’ that he left De Stijl.

Subjects: Art — Architecture.


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