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Germany: A painting by painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 77 years

Germany: A painting by painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down for 77 years

A major retrospective of the Dutch painter began at the institution on Saturday, culminating in a presentation of the painting. New York City 1Made in 1941. However, the painting is shown upside down, the museum revealed this week.

In a photo taken in 1944, I saw the canvas on an easel the other way around. It fascinated meSusanne Meyer-Büser, curator of the exhibition, said in an interview with a German newspaper. FAZ.

According to Meyer-Busser, the painting, made up of several red, yellow and blue pages, was first exhibited at New York’s MoMA in 1945. Later, when it was sent to the Düsseldorf Museum in 1980, the painting was hung in the same way.

MoMa in New York

Photo: dpa / TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images

The error may come from the fact that The painting is not signedAccording to Meyer-Buser.

Hence its original meaning is determined The artist’s name written on the back of the frame by the executor of the estateWhen Mondrian died in 1944.

Born in 1872, Piet Mondrian was one of the key figures of the Dutch art movement. From Stijl (stylein French), characterized by its horizontal and vertical lines and its primary colors.

In 1940, the painter moved to New York, USA. The linear grids of his paintings are inspired by the layout of the streets and skyscrapers of this American city.

He is particularly world-renowned for his canvases Win Boogie WoogieConsidered one of the most important works of the 20th century.