Mondrian Evolution



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Piet Mondrian had a decisive influence on the development of painting from figuration to abstraction. On the occasion of his 150th birthday, Mondrian Evolution is dedicated to his multifaceted work and artistic development. Initially working in the tradition of Dutch landscape painting of the late 19th century, Symbolism and Cubism subsequently took on great significance for him. It was not until the early 1920s that the artist focused on a wholly non-representational pictorial vocabulary, limited to the rectangular arrangement of black lines with surfaces in white and the primary colors blue, red and yellow. In separate chapters, this path is traced through motifs such as windmills, dunes, and the sea, farms reflected in the water, and plants in various forms of abstraction.

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Weight 1190 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.5 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 26 October 2022
Number of pages 300
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, Kathrin Beßen, Sam Keller, Ulf Küster, Susanne Gaensheimer, and Susanne Meyer-Büser, Text by Bridget Riley, Charlotte Sarrazin, Benno Tempel, and Caro Verbeek
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.5 cm
Weight 1190 g


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PIET MONDRIAN (1872-1944) was one of the pioneers of abstract art. Hailing from a strict Calvinist family, the artist became famous for his compositions of black lines and rectangular fields in primary colors, but his early work was influenced by 19th century Dutch landscape painting.