Thursday, December 15, 2016

Piet Mondrian Inspired Illuminare - Reuse glass bottle

 I love candles floating inside bottles illuminating the room. I have tried adding glitter, leaves, marble, pine cones into a glass bottle and floating a candle on top. Piet Mondrian, a Dutch artist believed in using just vertical and horizontal lines for his artistic representations. He advocated abstraction with a minimal palette.
Recently I stumbled on this beautiful illuminare by Mum in the Mad house, in pinterest. I couldn't wait long to read more about Piet Mondrian art. I googled more info and then selected his composition with large red plane, yellow, blue, black and gray. These are the only colors used for this art.

I decided to use this techniqueRef to create an illuminare. My son managed to draw straight lines on a bottle, with the help of a ruler. I had to hold the bottle in place. And yes, this is reusing bottle satisfaction too.

 After making a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines, we started painted the blocks. The big red block was painted red and then just random choices of blocks for yellow, blue, black and gray.

 Fill  half of the bottle with water and then float a candle over it. Light it up and let it light up the room vibrantly!

"In the 1920s, Mondrian began to create the definitive abstract paintings for which he is best known. He limited his palette to white, black, gray, and the three primary colors, with the composition constructed from thick, black horizontal and vertical lines that delineated the outlines of the various rectangles of color or reserve. " Copied from the website

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