[rohrpost] The first online archive on Piet Mondrian

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Mon Jun 27 12:57:34 CEST 2011

The new website TheArtArchives has launched with the first online archive on the famous abstract painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). 


There are only a few extensive archives on Mondrian in the world. Both are situated in The Hague (NL): the Gemeentemuseum, owner of the largest collection of Mondrian paintings, and the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD). The last recently acquired the archives of Mondrian specialists Robert Welsh and Herbert Henkels. 

The database on TheArtArchives is complementary to these archives and is unique. It contains the comprehensive primary data and sources on Mondrian's formative years until 1912 not available in any other archive. And you can study these Mondrian documents on your computer. 


The Mondrian documentation is based on meticulous research in many archives and private collections. It includes (partly unpublished) biographical and genealogical notes, correspondence, pictures, and annotated articles on Mondrian, his colleagues and friends, and his 'business network'.


TheArtArchives is a a project in progress. In the near future new sections will be added, to include similar data on many other artists and their networks. 


Best regards,

Dr. Marty Bax

Bax Art Concepts & Services

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Now online: www.theartarchives.org - The first online archive on Piet Mondrian