From January 1, Bike ride the Stijl Utrecht – Amersfoort – Because the art movement the Stijl started a century ago this event among others is organized. Four artists from the art movement, (Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondriaan) were born in Utrecht or Amersfoort.
Rietveld and Mondriaan never met in real life. In 2017 they’re united by a bike ride. How interestingly Dutch. In 2017 you can ride between the cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort and meanwhile pass several interesting sites, like the Rietveld-Schröderhuis, which is on the World Heritage list, and the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort. The ride takes you into the slopes of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.
The movement the Stijl was all about the appraisal of abstraction, straight lines, rectangles, assymetricallity and primary colours. The impact we still feel today. If the Stijl wouldn’t have been there our interior walls wouldn’t be white.