Senior infants were busy creating Piet Mondrian paintings in class recently. Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist born in the 1800s. His father was an art instructor and his grandfather was an artist.
Piet himself was a teacher who painted in his spare time. He moved to Paris and loved Picasso and he started to paint using straight lines on the page.
Piet Mondrian returned to the Netherlands for the First World War. He met the artist Bart van der Leck, who only used primary colours in his paintings. Mondrian started to develop his own painting theory and style. These are the type of paintings which he is best known for.