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    Jack Reacher's Artistic Taste

    In Tripwire, it is revealed that (Piet) Mondrian is his favorite artist, and Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow is his favorite Mondrian piece.

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    As we (along with Reacher) study the copy hanging in Jody's apartment, we learn that it's a proper copy with proper brush strokes.

    I guess I can understand the appeal to Reacher given his abstract fascination with math and related precision, and that Mondrian was in Paris producing art as WWII was beginning in Europe. Maybe Reacher's mother even met him. Maybe she liked his work and Reacher absorbed some of that appreciation. Or maybe I'm just fooling myself and I don't understand it at all. I suppose one of these is hanging in one of Lee's homes, or perhaps there's one in each of his homes. Maybe he has a whole damn room full.

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    Could Mondrian be Lee's favourite painter? To me that painting looks like the Partridge Family bus, lol.

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    I don't 'get' that painting at all.

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    A lot of red in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiona View Post
    Could Mondrian be Lee's favourite painter? To me that painting looks like the Partridge Family bus, lol.
    That's exactly what I thought, Fiona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4AMNTN View Post
    wow...not sure this is like diner shop coffee with the French press & espresso ground options!

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