So the last couple weeks we spent on a really neat and much-copied Dutch artist named Piet Mondrian. The kids absolutely LOVED his work and the simplicity of it. When asked why they thought it was still so popular today, one thoughtful seventh grader responded that it may be because it always seems so modern, it never really goes out of style. That was a great addition to our discussion, especially since the type of work that Mondrian is most famous for is called De Stijl. The students greatly enjoyed watching Mondrian's work "morph" from early to late. They had a blast recreating their own De Stijl animal outlines. Here are just a few--they were all so great it was hard to choose. Super work, artists!