Sunday, January 20, 2013

Piet Mondrian

Chrysanthemum (1906)

Red Cloud, 1907

Trees Along a River, 1907-8

Windmill in the Gein, 1907

On the Shore, 1907-1909

Meandering Landscape with River 1907

Avond Evening The Red Tree, 1910

River view with a boat

Windmill, 1917

Windmill in Sunlight

Landscape in Holland

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian (1872 – 1944) was a Dutch painter.
He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors. Between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, Mondrian changed the spelling of his signature from Mondriaan to Mondrian.

Piet Mondrian. 1942. Arnold Newman photo