On the opposite end of the spectrum from the Dutch Baroque, is Piet Mondrian, the father of de Stijl a non-objective artistic style. He was born in Amersfort, about a 30 minutes train ride from Bussum. It was a lovely quiet town to stroll around and we enjoyed the visit to Mondrian’s birthplace. Mondrian moved to Paris where he was greatly influenced by Picasso, Duchamp, and Leger among others. He immigrated to the US in 1938 when he feared that things would go quite badly for artists in Europe under Nazi rule. While it doesn’t exactly fit with the subject here I’m including a photo of Rembrandt’s house that I neglected to send in the last post.