Neoplasticism is the belief that art should not be the reproduction of real objects, but the expression of the absolutes of life. To the artists way of thinking, the only absolutes of life were vertical and horizontal lines and the primary colors. To this end neoplasticisists only used planar elements and the colours red, yellow and blue. The neoplastic movement happened in the 1910's and the two main painters of this movement were Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg.
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