Early Geometric #267
Deeply influenced by his exposure to the Dutch geometric abstractionists known as De Stijl (“The Style”), Burgoyne Diller developed compositions of rectilinear shapes and primary colors. His early geometric paintings were created in three distinct modes, which he called Themes. This rare example of the Second Theme explores movement generated by the arrangement of color and line. It provides a two-dimensional complement to the Red/Blue Chair by De Stijl architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld on view nearby.