Museum Villa Mondriaan unites three artists who, just over a century ago, organized a much-discussed exhibition of their oeuvre in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. These three artists are Piet Mondriaan, who developed into one of the most influential painters in the world; the popular and much-beloved artist Jan Sluijters and the almost forgotten painter Cees Spoor.
For the first time since the exhibition in 1909, these three artists will be shown together in Back to the past: Mondriaan, Sluijters and Spoor reunited from March 2nd through September 16th, 2018.
This exhibition focuses on the early work and talent of the artistic friends. Starting from the early paintings and sketches of Mondriaan, Sluijters and Spoor, the development of their youthful products will be exhibited. The paintings in the exhibition are loans from the exceptional collections of among others the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, the Kröller-Müller Museum, Museum Voorlinden and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.
In the exhibition Back to the past, visitors relive the atmosphere of the year 1909. The exhibition room has been rebuilt after the fashion of the early twentieth century, inspired by the design of the Stedelijk Museum at the beginning of the 20th century.