De Stijl 100 years

In 2017, it will be 100 years since De Stijl, the Dutch art movement, was founded. Countless inspiring events and exhibitions will be held throughout the Netherlands 2017 to celebrate this fact. De Stijl started in the city of Leiden (located between Amsterdam and the Hague) in 1917 when De Stijl magazine was established by Theo van Doesburg. De Stijl artists search for a completely ‘new art’ that is also expected to renew all of society. Piet Mondrian is a role model for all De Stijl artists. Even today, the principles of De Stijl continue to inspire many Dutch designers like Hella Jongerius, Maarten Baas, Joris Laarman, and Piet Hein Eek and ofcourse your favourite artist Johannes BlonK.

On this page I will give you information about the events (mainly in the Netherlands) around this jubilee.

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Below a short video showing some of the sheduled events:


Leaving Town II © Johannes BlonK 2016

At the left, "Leaving Town II" by Johannes BlonK.
Click on the image to see more artworks from this artist.

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2017, running exhibition until 18th March, Ixelles, Belgium

"Geometric Abstraction in Belgium from 1956 to the present"

After the Second World War a group of artists around Jo Delahaut created an association called "La Jeune Peinture Belge". They played an important role for their members in the process to cross the line to abstraction as from 1950. About fifty artworks will be visible to express this transtition.

You can enlarge the poster (in french) at the left.
Click HERE to go to the webpage of the exhibition.
Free entrance
Mo-Tu 12-14 hours, We-Thur-Fri 12-18 hours, Sat 14-18 hours
ULB - Campus du Solbosch - Salle Allende
22-24 Avenue Paul Héger,
B-1050 Ixelles (near Bruxelles),

Exhibition Essentie Utrecht NL

2017, March 8-12, 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands

This exhibition will show that the spirit of De Stijl is still strong today. An important number of artists in the field of geometric abstraction including Johannes BlonK will show recent works to prove it.

This event will take place right next to the Centraal Museum in the heart of Utrecht where at the same time an exhibtion will be held covering the work of dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld.

Nicolaaskerkhof 9
Open from 12.00 until 18.00 hours
Entrance fee: 7€ (including the catalogue), free for children under 12

The cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort have programmed a lot of other interesting events aournd the "De Stijl" centenary. Find out more about below.

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2017, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Exhibition running through the year 2017
Mondrian to ducth design - 100 years of the Stijl

As the home both of the greatest Mondrian collection on Earth and of one of the world’s major De Stijl collections, the Gemeentemuseum will be at the forefront of festivities in 2017. Among other things, it plans to take the unprecedented and unique step of presenting its entire Mondrian collection – no fewer than 300 works – in a single, great retrospective.

Click on the museum logo for general information. 

3 other special "Stijl" exhibitions will take place as well:

11 februari 2017 t/m 21 mei 2017
"Piet Mondriaan and Bart van der Leck"

3 juni 2017 t/m 24 september 2017
"The discovery of Mondrian - Amsterdam | Parijs | London | New York"

10 juni 2017 t/m 17 september 2017
"The architecture and interiors of De Stijl"

Click on the exhibition of your interest to obtain indeep information.

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2017, Utrecht and Amersfoort, Netherlands.

In many cities in the Netherlands a lot of interesting events around the "De Stijl" centenary are organized in 2017. This is also valid for Utrecht where dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld was born and Amersfoort where Mondriaan was born.

Click on the image left to for the complete programme.

Here are only a few highlights:

Utrecht: Centraal Museum: world's largest collection of Rietveld objects.

Amersfoort: birthouse of Piet Mondriaan

Utrecht: Rietveld-Schröder huis (picture left).

Zorn © Johannes BlonK 02 2016


Discover, in the spirit of De Stijl, recent works by Johannes BlonK.

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The dutch office for tourism dedicated a special page to the De Stijl jubilee. You can also find lots of usefull information about a stay in the Netherlands. Just click on their logo.