Episode 2: Order and Harmony

Since 2010 the museum has been producing its own art programme, Boijmans TV, in association with RTV Rijnmond, Popov Film and Ro Theater, a world first. The first 13-part series of Boijmans TV proved to be a great success, drawing approximately 140,000 viewers per episode on TV Rijnmond. In January 2013 started a new series of Boijmans TV.

Episode 2: Order and Harmony

For the famous artist Piet Mondrian, a painting from 1929 entitled 'Composition no. II' was not a window to the world, but a gateway to a higher form of being. Tour-guide Bregje tries to explain this in episode 2 of Boijmans TV 2013 to a group that visually constantly doubles itself. The group is made up of identical twins and they form an eager audience. They know from personal experience how a small difference - a slightly different colour, a line that stops just before or just over the edge - can mean a lot.

Arie and Mandy mirror each other in their delight at a present from the director: the new collection book. But what should they make of all those clouds, graphs, tables and drawings? Arie asks Joost Grootens, the designer of this extraordinary book, for some explanation.

And although the number of people who visited the museum in 2012 wasn’t at all bad, there are still too many people who just walk by. That is why Boijmans museum has engaged an employee to convince passers-by to visit the museum. This ‘bouncer’ makes no distinction and thinks that, in certain situations, violence is justified. He undertakes his job with total commitment.

Watch this episode on ARTtube! Would you like to know more about 'Composition no II ' by Piet Mondriaan? View the Collection Online!