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Truus Schröder-Schräder sitting in a comfortable chair - looking out of the corner windows, which she had just opened for us - in her 'Rietveld House'. (photo©Lucien den Arend)
As Jan and I studied the interior of her house, asking questions and making photographs, Truus Schröder-Schräder arranged the flowers we had brought for her, made us tea and cookies and cut 'ontbijtkoek' for us. Sometimes she would sit down and reflect on the past, I assumed.
Although Gerrit Rietveld met many international artists and architects, he never personally met his countryman Piet Mondriaan. Both however did participate in the magazine De Stijl and had parallel ideas about the integration of art in daily life. Below is a video with boogie-woogie music from the period that Piet Mondriaan (Mondrian in English) lived in new York City. He listened to these recordings. The visualization is quite interesting and playful.