Virtual Reality reconstruction of Piet Mondrian’s ‘Salon for Madame B’

Piet Mondrian, arguably the most prominent member of the Dutch ‘De Stijl’ arts movement, who created some of the most iconic paintings of abstract art – was commissioned by Ida Bienert (1926) to design a salon in his idiosyncratic style. This design never was executed. Possible reasons for this continue to be debated by arts experts. In our research we explore ideas about whether the relationship between visual perception and aesthetic experience could be a so far neglected view that could have diverted Mondrian from converting his design into a physical space…

Apart from addressing specific questions about the aesthetic experience in Mondrian’s salon, the novel approach to bring eye tracking and VR techniques into gallery spaces opens new avenues into creating diverse levels of subjective experience in a wider context.

Johannes Zanker, Doga Gulhan, Szonya Durant, Jasmina Stevanov & Tim Holmes

supported by :

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Acuity Intelligence Ltd., The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF 6)