Mondrian and Cubism
- Covers a key transitional moment in Mondrian's career - between his earlier figurative landscapes and the brightly coloured and wholly abstract De Stijl paintings the artist is best known for
- Explores the influence of French Cubism on the development of Mondrian's distinctive mature style
- Explores the artist's abandonment of figurative painting in favour of a Cubist colour palette of grey and brown, a transition period before the primary colours he is known for
- Will appeal to those interested in De Stijl, Cubism, and the Parisian art world at the end of the 'Belle Époque' prior to the outbreak of the First World War
- In addition to images and details of works, this publication features archival material and a useful and clear timeline by Mondrian expert Hans Janssen
- Author Hans Janssen, former chief curator at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, was a renowned specialist in the artist's life and work; Ridinghouse will also publish Janssen's biography (now translated into English) of Mondrian in 2022, in association with Kunstmuseum Den Haag"
Originally published in Dutch to accompany a 2014 exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (now Kunstmuseum Den Haag), this important survey of a pivotal period in the life of Piet Mondrian is now available in English.
Drawn to the Cubist work of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, Mondrian spent two years in Paris, from 1912 to 1914, that led him to begin experimenting with an entirely original abstract style. Using a cubist palette of grey and ochre, the artist transformed the landscapes and architectural facades of his earlier figurative works into compositional structures of increasing complexity and abstraction. Upon his return to the Netherlands in 1914, the artist exhibited the 17 works he had painted during those two significant years in France.
This volume maps Cubism’s influence on artists working in the Netherlands at that time, and demonstrates Mondrian’s central role in bridging the gap between the French Cubists and their Dutch contemporaries. Accompanying over 300 illustrations – including close details of key works – is a chronology by Mondrian expert Hans Janssen tracking the artist’s development within the context of its time.
- 14th Apr 2022
- Paperback / softback
- World excluding USA & Canada
- 282.58 mm x 219.07 mm
- 152 Pages
- 334 color