- Though Mondrian is best known for his later, geometric works typifying the De Stijl movement, there is continued scholarly and public interest in the earlier figurative works depicted here
- The book covers the final decade of Mondrian's engagement with figurative painting, although his interest in nature, colour and space can still be seen in the abstract work for which he is now widely known
This publication spotlights the celebrated modern artist Piet Mondrian’s early career, a prolific period that saw the artist focus on figurative landscape painting.
Primarily made during the artist’s time in Amsterdam at the turn of the twentieth century, Mondrian's dense, small-scale paintings depict the surrounding Dutch landscape – notably irrigation ditches, canals and farm buildings. The compositions are characterised by complex interactions of light and dark planes, which the artist forms through thick, pigmented strokes of green and brown paint.
Marking the last decade of the artist’s engagement with figurative painting, Mondrian's exploration of the interrelationships between colour and space during this period forms the basis for his subsequent abstract works, whilst reflecting the artist’s lifelong interest in nature.
- 14th Apr 2022
- Paperback / softback
- World excluding USA & Canada
- 231.78 mm x 193.68 mm
- 88 Pages
- 34 color