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Weekly photo challenge – State of Mind

victory boogie woogie

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac

weekly photo challenge - victory boogie woogie

Victory Boogie Woogie is the last, and unfinished painting of Piet Mondriaan. He still worked at it  three days before he died.

I visited the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag last week in a depressed mood. When I walked into the room where Victory Boogie Woogie is displayed there was a lonely girl sitting in front of the painting. She was making a drawing, trying to catch the essence of the colours Mondriaan painted. Seeing her made me happy. If there is art there is a future.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – State of Mind

By Geert Smits

Photographer | Graphic Designer | Writer | Dutch | Rotterdam

3 replies on “Weekly photo challenge – State of Mind”

[…] My twenty-third  entry to Norms Thursday Doors. Museum doors.  Old versus new. The door on the left is inside the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. I visited the museum to see an exhibition of Pieter Mondriaan, one of the most prominent Dutch artists of the 20th century and world-famous for his painting Victory Boogie Woogie.  […]

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