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Published in June 1991 by the italian magazine L'Architettura, this short essay (in italian and english) was the first text Sciam has put together after four years of study of Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie.

Prof. Bruno Zevi (director of L'Architettura) was so enthusiastic about the method Sciam had adopted (a pure visual analysis) that he suggested to title the essay "Saper Vedere Mondrian - How to see Mondrian".

The essay was sent to museums and scholars. Some of them reacted. Among those were Michel Seuphor (colleague and good friend of Mondrian, an artist, poet and art theorist himself), Giulio Carlo Argan (one of the most important italian art critic and art historian), Joop M. Joosten (co-author - with Robert Welsh - of Mondrian most accurate catalogue raisonneé), Carel Blotkamp (former art professor at Utrecht University), Italo Tomassoni (art critic who wrote himself an essay on Mondrian).

The Pdf documentation presented here shows the original diagrams used at that time to explain the painting.
New diagrams have been made available in the meantime.


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How to See Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie