Linear connection

Art can inspire non-artists to think, to feel, to experience, to enjoy a lovely view, or even to do something creative themselves. But one of my favorite things about art is its ability to inspire other artists to explore similar themes or ideas in their own works.

Recently, in my role as freelance arts writer, I spoke with a choreographer who’s bringing her dance company to Philadelphia for the first time. One of her pieces is entitled Lines Cubed:

Jessica Lang Dance: Lines Cubed. Photo: Takao Komaru
Jessica Lang Dance: Lines Cubed. Photo: Takao Komaru

That piece was inspired, in part, by the art of Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter known for paintings like this:


My favorite work of his, Broadway Boogie Woogie, is at MoMA in New York.

How interesting to see dancers interpret similar themes and ideas and essentially bring a painting to life, taking Mondrian’s idea one step (or actually many dance steps) further.

Of course, art can permeate many parts of life. Recently, my favorite cookie of all-time posted this photo, also inspired by Mondrian:

Oreo Mondrian

Art is everywhere, yes? How great that is.