“In Paris, I quickly mastered the Foxtrot, the Shimmy and the One Step”

“Mondrian seems to have been out on the town almost every night, had lots of lovers and loved to dance. “In Paris, I quickly mastered the Foxtrot, the Shimmy and the One Step,” he wrote in a letter to van Doesburg, noting that he liked the Shimmy best: “At first, the heel-toe was sort of tricky. Nowadays, they find ways around it.” He never married, he would explain later, because when he was young he was too poor, and when he was older he never found the right woman.”  Source

Piet Mondrian, Dutch, painter


 

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