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Mondrian Spiderwebs

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Piet Mondrian
born in Amersfoort
in The Netherlands,
Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan
Nick Name: Piet
In 1911 while in Paris he
dropped one "a" from his
last name and was
then known as
Piet Mondrian.
Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue (1921)
Oil on canvas
72.5 x 69 cm (28 1/2 x 27 1/8 in.)
Tate Gallery, London
Self-Portrai / Zelfportret (1900)
Oil on canvas, mounted on stone
50.4 x 39.7 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, USA
The Red Tree (1909)
Oil on canvas
27 3/8" x 39"
Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, Netherlands
Art Movement
Dutch painter Piet Mondrian was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement.
While in Paris in 1917, Mondrian met Theo van Doesbug and founded De Stijl, an art magazine. Inspired by cubism, Mondrian began to practice and develop the idea of Neoplasticism.
Tableau I. (1921)
Composition No.9, Blue Façade / Compositie nr.9 Blue Façade. (1913/14)
Early Mondrian
Idols were famous cubists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque
Had a misreable poverty stricken childhood.
In 1892 enrolled in the State Academy of Art (Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunst) in Amsterdam
During these years, Mondrian painted some portraits and watercolor landscapes, depicting rural scenes.
He did not like the realist view these paintings had.
Landscape With Ditch (1895)
Composition No. 10: Pier and Ocean (1915)
Apple Tree in Flower (1912),
Lozenge with Grey Lines (1918)
Composition with Two Lines (1931)
Mondrian's Final Years
Left France for England in 1938 but in 1940 when France was invaded he fled to America
Settled in New York City
In Mondrian's last few works he sought to break up the established structure of his work.

New York, New York (1942)
New York City I (1942)
Broadway Boogie-Woogie (1943)
Oil on canvas 127 x 127 cm
The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA
tribute to his love and passion for New York City’s flashy night life, fantastic music, and never-sleeping streets
Melodies, yellow taxis, gridded city street

Oil on canvas
96.5 x 60.5 cm
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Style of Neoplasticism
breaking from a representational form of painting
Personal insight
Mondrian had an interesting theory about life
His art is simple yet changes the way you think about art
He was a major contributer to modern abstract art, without him it would not be the same
March 7, 1872
Here are ten facts about Piet Mondrian, the Dutch painter.

*Piet Mondrian was born on 7th March 1872 in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
*From a very young age, Piet Mondrian grew up with artists. His father was a teacher and his uncle was an artist.
*Piet Mondrian was a elementary school teacher and he painted in his spare time.
*He painted landscapes, featuring fields, rivers and windmills.
*Mondrian moved to Paris in 1911. He new ways to paint and he started to change his art.
*He used alot of shape in his art instead of painting real life paintings.
*Piet Mondrian met an artist who used primary colors in his paintings. He changed his art again.
*He started making his paintings with the black lines and shapes and primary colors
*After he moved to NY he started using pieces of paper tape to create small rectangles of colour.
*Piet Mondrian died on 1st February 1944. He had pneumonia.
We still use Mondrian's style of painting today!
Real Spider Webs!
what kinds of lines do you see?
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