Mondrian Edit Project

Duration: Januari 2018 - December 2028
Subsidy provider: International Music and Arts Foundation, het Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds, Stichting Dioraphte, Stichting Virtutis Opus, het Prins Bernhard CultuurFonds en Stichting Hartenfonds
Remarkable: Het Mondriaan editie project zal alle brieven en theoretische geschriften van Piet Mondriaan beschikbaar maken als een bron voor de wetenschap en het grote publiek.
Valorisation: Een digitale editie van alle geschriften van Mondriaan; diverse tentoonstellingen in samenwerking met o.a. het Kunstmuseum Den Haag en RKD; en een maandelijkse webblog op de projectwebsite.

The purpose of the Mondrian edit project is to make all letters and theoretical writings of Piet Mondrian available as a resource to science and the public at large. By doing so, RKD and Huygens ING want to complete and correct the existing image of the artist and his works, as well as of the reception and dissemination of it.


As part of this project, circa 1,650 letters and 75 theoretical writings of Mondrian will be transcribed, annotated and translated into English. Also the works of art and reference documents that Mondrian refers to in his letters, such as the portraits and atelier pictures, are scientifically opened up for access in the project. It will result in a virtually complete reflection of the life of this artist, who died in New York on 1 February 1944.


The Mondrian Edit project is a collaboration of the RKD and Huygens ING, with partners at home and abroad, including the Kunstmuseum Den Haag. The project is also facilitated through financial support from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, the Stichting Dioraphte and the International Music and Art Foundation.