Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 1st Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 1st fl., rm. 114

De Styl

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.742.1
Artist:
Theo Doesburg
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster
Date:
circa 2007
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 32 in Width: 24 in
Description:
Abstract geometric composition, black ink on tan background. DE STYL print at top, smaller print at bottom.
Historical Context:
Theo Doesburg was an active painter, writer, poet and architect. In the early 1920s, he was part of a group of architects and artists who spurred the "De Stijl" (Dutch for "The Style") art movement, the philosophy based upon utopian functionalism. It provided that all surface decoration except for color was to be eliminated and only pure primary hues, in addition to black and white, were permissible for use. In spite of the relatively small output of this group, the movement was very influential on later design styles.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
posters