Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter. At 20, he studied art at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam and in that period, he painted landscapes in accordance with the rules of Impressionism. Mondrian’s painting style later evolved from figurative to completely abstract geometrical patterns, a style usually called Neo-plasticism. He painted rectangular fields with only the primary colors, blue, red, and yellow, to symbolize the urban rhythm of New York. Many consider Mondrian the founder of abstract art, and he was also an important contributor to the artist’s group De Stijl. Mondrian was highly productive, and today his work can be seen at the world’s major museums.
For decades, the legendary brand Hermès has been top of the French luxury industry. Since its formation in 1837, the company offers everything from clothes and handbags to perfumes and jewelry. Barnebys tells the tale about a classical brand in constant development.