Piet Mondrian Piet Mondrian 1872 1944 was a Dutch

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					Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944) was a Dutch painter.

    -   introduced to art from a very early age
    -   his first paintings were mostly landscapes
    -   from very beginning of his artistic journey, he was
        searching for a personal voice and he was
        experimenting with variety of techniques
    -   his paintings also illustrate influence that various artistic
        movements had on Mondrian (pointillism, fauvism,
    -   with artist Van Doesburg, Mondrian founded De Stijl
        group (art movement). He also founded De Stijl journal in which he published
        essays defining his theory, for which he adopted the term neoplasticism (non-
        representational form consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid
        of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours)

    -   early paintings of this style - the lines are thin and grey. The lines also tend to
        fade as they approach the edge of the painting. The forms themselves are
        smaller and more numerous than in later paintings, are filled with primary colors,
        only a few are left white.

    -   in his later paintings thick black lines now separate the forms, which are larger
        and fewer in number, and more of them are left white
    -   his final paintings Broadway Boogie-Woogie and Victory Boogie-Woogie had
        colored lines instead of black ones (created from small adjoining rectangles of


                        “Composition”                   “Broadway Boogie-Woogie”