Composition with JavaScript

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Launch project

Composition with Javascript is an interactive work made using HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery, based on Piet Mondrian's “Composition with Yellow, Red, Black, Blue and Grey” (1920). It allows everybody deconstruct the original painting and form it again in whatever he or she wants. Lines are shiftable (just drag it with your mouse) and colours changeable (click on it). Texture of the painting was preserved for authentic look. One can play with composition, forms and colours, alter the harmony of the piece or even destroy it and compose something pictorial (see examples).

I used similarity among Mondrian grid structures and tabular web interface to make this project which aims to represent the relationship between modernity and postmodernity (or rather the way in which we as people living in postmodern epoch treat the art of modernism) and main cultural shifts concerned: from distance between artist and public to participation, from finished work to ongoing process, from purpose to play, from creation, totalization to deconstruction, from metaphysics to irony and so on.