On 27 March 2017, PostNL will issue the De Stijl Centennial stamps sheetlet, about this influential 20th-century Dutch art movement. The stamps feature iconic works by representatives of De Stijl, including Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld. The sheetlet consists of ten different stamps marked with ‘Nederland 1’, the denomination for items up to 20g in weight destined for mail in the Netherlands.
In 2017, one hundred years will have passed since De Stijl magazine was founded in Leiden, edited by Theo van Doesburg. In this magazine, various artists, designers and architects published their innovative ideas. The magazine provided the name for the art movement that radically reformed art in the Netherlands. Famous members of De Stijl included Theo van Doesburg, Cornelis van Eesteren, Vilmos Huszár, Bart van der Leck, Piet Mondrian, J.J.P. Oud, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo and Jan Wils. These artists worked towards the ideal society and for that purpose looked to find an appropriate visual language in architecture, art, interior, furniture, fashion and advertising. Typical elements of De Stijl are the use of primary colours, abstract shapes and vertical and horizontal lines. Many museums will be focusing on the centenary of De Stijl in 2017 with exhibits and other activities, all under the name ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 27.03.2017
Designer: PutGootink, Amsterdam
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print, Haarlem
Size: 108 x 150mm
Values: Nederland 1