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Transcript of Piet Mondrian
Here are some examples of Mondrian's paintings.
This is one his more well known paintings; "Broadway Boogie Woogie". Boogie Woogie music was becoming very popular in the 1940's when this was painted.
Listen to the music that inspired this artwork and look at the other works of art by Mondrian in this video.
I hope you said the primary colors!
Red Yellow Blue
He was always trying to find a perfect balance in his art.
For 20 years Piet used only black, white, gray and the three primary colors.
Then Piet changed the way he painted.
He didn’t want his pictures to look like nature.
He wanted to explore how color and line worked together.
The Netherlands are known for their windmills and beautiful tulips.
The Netherlands is a country that is north of Belgium and west of Germany. It is a part of the continent of Europe.
Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. This is the house in which he was born.
Sometimes he would change the thickness of the lines. Other times he would place the lines close together or far apart.
Over time, Piet’s work became more simple.
Piet did not use details and he only used a few colors.
Can you guess which colors he liked to use the most?
Piet Mondrian began as an artist by painting realistic landscapes.
When Piet was 68 years old, he moved to New York City.
The skyscrapers and the straight lines of the streets must have reminded him of his paintings!
Besides using just the primary colors, Piet liked to use:
lines in his art.
What do you think his favorite colors were?
What do you think his favorite shapes were?
Mondrian liked to use only primary colors plus black and white.
Primary Colors Are:
Red, Yellow and Blue