Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Greenstains

"Mondrian used to make a jest about walking in the park and getting his pants stained green by the reflection of the grass."
- John Baldessari

3 comments:

bookfraud said...

funny, i don't think i've ever seen a lick of green in mondrian's work. perhaps the green stains from the grass reflections turned him off forever. i guess those were pretty nice pants.

farmlady said...

Only an artist would say something like that. I love it.
Cool photo!

Tai said...

Bookfraud, I believe you're right: Piet never met a green he liked, and in general he avoided nature like the plague. I've read that he would go so far as to trade places with a fellow diner at a cafe so he wouldn't have to look at the trees out the window.