Piet Mondrian and His Concept of De Stijl Movement

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian is a Dutch painter that recognized as the greatest abstract artist of the 20th century. Mondrian eliminates art from reality and paints only with simple geometric elements. He is a contributor to De Stijl movement art along with Theo Van Doesburg. He created what it calls Neoplasticism in which there is a universal vocabulary used in the paintings. The vocabulary is limited to three primary colors (red, blue, and yellow), three primary values (black, white, and gray), and two primary directions (horizontal and vertical). Here’s some of his work that could be your inspiration

1. Pier and Ocean (composition no.10) (1915)

It’s the beginning attempt towards Pier Mondrian abstract style. The horizontal and vertical lines that allude to the horizon resembles pulse of an ocean wave. Theo Von Doesburg said that this painting is important as its captured impression of peace and stillness of the soul.

Pier and Ocean (composition no.10) (1915)

2. Composition with Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray, Blue (1921)

This art probably is the one that is most popular since its affected many designers and artists in all aspects of culture. The blocks of colors and various wide lines are  depicting a modern life.

Pier Mondrian

3. Tableau I : Lozenges with Four Lines and Gray (1926)

The lozenge painting is known for its diamond shape that resulted because Mondrian using unconventional rotation for his square canvases. The four lines with various thickness is expressing Mondrian’s ideal of active balance.

Pier Mondrian

4. Broadway Boogie-Woogie (1942-1943)

This painting is his success in conveying the order of natural world in purely abstract form. Broadway Boogie-Woogie is inspired by the vitality of New York City and the tempo of jazz music which give a revitalize energy to the painting.

Pier Mondrian

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