(Dutch: nieuwe beelding , “new imagery”). An artistic theory articulated by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian in his essay “Neo-Plasticism: The General Principle of Plastic Equivalence” (1920). According to Mondrian, the essential characteristic of Neo-Plasticism in painting is “a composition of rectangular color planes that expresses the most profound reality.” Mondrian’s theory was central to the work of the De Stijl group of artists, architects and designers, at least until Mondrian’s secession from the group in 1923. Web resource here.

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)