Mathematical Grids

For my Ordered repeat pattern I was inspired by the De Stijil movement and Mondrain in particular. I used primary colour and split the page into 4 identical spaces so that my pattern would repeat. I used the grid on the paper to make sure my designs were neat and precise, although I still messed up and one half is different to the rest! To prevent this next time I should definitely plot out my pattern before painting, as when I messed up I could not undo the mistake.

For my Chaotic random design I coloured my random design in with the same colours I had used for my grid design, and used virtual dice as I do not have two die at home. If I had found two dice I think my outcome may have been more spread out because the virtual die were not that random, and I got the same two numbers in a roll a few times. I still really like my outcome, it reminds me of a butterfly, and I can see it being a 3D element on a garment or cushion for interiors.

Using Adobe Capture, I created patterns from different parts of my random design. I think the colours work really well in the patterns and the triangles work well being repeated

Piet Mondrian

Mondrian in Brasilia
The life of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian

Mondrian (1872 –1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art (and associated with De Stijil). He changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements. Mondrian’s art was seen as Utopian. Mondrian’s work had an enormous influence on 20th century art, influencing not only the course of abstract painting and numerous major styles and art movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, but also fields outside the domain of painting, such as design, architecture and fashion. Design historian Stephen Bayley said: ‘Mondrian has come to mean Modernism. His name and his work sum up the High Modernist
ideal. I really love the simplicity of his work, and the fact he only used the base primary colours. The paintings have a really bright, colourful feel to them as Mondrian has used quite warm versions of the primary colours.

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