Piet Mondrian | the artist




The artist Piet Mondrian
Born March 7 1872, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
Died Febr 1 1944 New York, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, de Stijl, Neo-Plasticism, Documenta Kassel, Geometric abstraction,

“Nature or, that which I see, inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation, still just an external foundation, of things.” Mondrian dedicated himself to eliminating all non-essential elements from his work. By 1918 his subject matter consisted of nothing but vertical and horizontal rectangles and lines, his palette limited to black, white, grey, and the primary colours, red, blue and yellow.


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Piet Mondrian was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr., on March 7, 1872, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. He studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, from 1892 to 1897. Until 1908, when he began to take annual trips to Domburg in Zeeland, Mondrian’s work was naturalistic—incorporating successive influences of academic landscape and still-life painting, Dutch Impressionism [more], and Symbolism [more]…
paintings in the MOMA collection
Victory Boogie Woogie
The Mondrian/Holtzman Trust owns the copyrights in the works of Piet Mondrian. The Mondrian Trust aims to promote awareness of Mondrian’s artwork and to ensure the integrity of his work.
Works in the Kroller Muller Museum.


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