D’oh: Classic Modernist Painting Hung Upside Down For 77 Years

  • One of the iconic Modernist paintings by Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down in a museum for several decades, according to research from an art historian.
  • The 1945 classic abstract Mondrian painting featuring his classic primary color palette and lines has been displayed by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the German gallery that bought the painting in the 80s, with the thickest cluster of lines at the bottom of the frame.
  • However, a photo of the work of art in Mondrian’s studio shows the painting with the opposite orientation: the thickest cluster of lines is at the top.
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