The members of the De Stijl movement were pious, self-effacing artists bent on creating pure and accessible art. Although the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian did not himself organize the groups with which he is associated -- De Stijl, Cercle et Carr' (Circle and Square), and Abstraction-Cr'ation -- his p
Emboldening classical ballet, the Dance Theater of Harlem takes up the old and gives it an articulate, contemporary spin. The group sharpens the edge of the familiar with a bit of bombast, but always with impeccable classical precision.
Arthur Mitchell founded the DTH in 1969, inspired to create
Richard Meier's favorite color is white -- the pristine noncolor, or the distillation of all color. He has used white consistently in his pure, geometric sculptures that take in light and bend it or deflect it to create form and space. Adhering to the purist values of Le Corbusier, Meier creates buil
The eminence of Saul Bass is visual rather than verbal, much like his ubiquitous imagery. Controversial when they first appeared, Bass' stunningly spare graphics define the potent, hip, and harsh aesthetic of the '50s and '60s. In his 50-year career Bass left a clear imprint on the communications ind