Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Piet Mondrian - part 5



Piet Mondrian was the leading artist of the 'De Stijl' (the style) movement, a group of Dutch artists who produced strictly geometric, abstract art. Mondrian's early work painted from nature became increasingly abstract. For example a series of studies of trees and their branches made from 1909 to 1913 evolved into a criss-cross of lines. However it was when he became a member of the Theosophist group that he began to paint the grid paintings with which he is associated. Theosophists saw existence in terms of harmony between male and female, positive and negative, horizontal and vertical. Mondrian's paintings embody this sense of balance. 

Note: Many pieces by Piet Mondrian have been omitted from this series as they are deemed to be held in copyright.

For a broader biography see part 1 also. For earlier works by Mondrian, see parts 1 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of 9-part series on the works of Piet Mondrian:



1909 Church at Oostkapelle, Nave and Tower
 oil on canvas 76 x 65.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Church in Zoutelande
oil on canvas 63 x 69.4 cm
 Private Collection

1909 Flowers in the Sun
 Private Collection

1909 House Facade with Green Trimmed Shutters
oil on cardboard 63 x 73 cm

1909 Mill at Domburg
oil on cardboard 76.5 x 63.5 cm
 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 View from the Dunes with Beach and Piers, Domburg
 oil and pencil on cardboard 28.5 x 38.5 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1909-10 Arum Lilies
oil on canvas 50 x 33.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-10 Golden-banded Lily
 ink and watercolour on paper 39 x 44 cm
Private Collection

1909-10 Zeeland Farmer
oil on canvas 69 x 53 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-10 Zeeland Girl
oil on canvas 63 x 48 cm

1909-10c Arum Lily
oil on canvas 46 x 32 cm
Private Collection

1909-10c Red Chrysanthemum on Blue Background
 oil on canvas 41.9 x 30.5 cm
Private Collection

1909-10c Spring Sun ( Lentezon ): Castle Ruin: Brederode
oil on masonite 63.5 x 72.4 cm
© 2012 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust
c/o HCR International Washington, DC 

1909-10c Spring Sun: Castle Ruin, Brederode
oil on canvas 62.2 x 72.3 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

1909-1910 Little House in Sunlight
oil on canvas 52.5 x 68 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909c Foxtail Lily
oil on cardboard laid down on masonite 74 x 99 cm
Private Collection

1909-1910 Lighthouse at Westkapelle:


1908-09 Lighthouse at Westkapelle with Clouds
oil on canvas 71 x 52 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Lighthouse at Westkapelle in Brown
oil on canvas 45 x35.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Lighthouse at Westkapelle in Pink
oil on cardboard 39 x 29.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-10 Summer Morning: Lighthouse at Westkapelle in Orange
oil on cardboard 39 x 29 cm
Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy

1910c Lighthouse at Westkapelle in Orange, Pink, Purple and Blue
oil on canvas 135 x 75 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-1911 Beaches, Dunes and Seascapes:


1909 Beach with Five Piers at Domburg
oil on canvas laid down on cardboard 36 x 44.8 cm
The Sidney Janis Family Collections, New York

1909 Beach with One Pier at Domburg
 oil on canvas 46 x 67 cm
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York

1909 Beach with Three or Four Piers at Domburg
 oil on canvas 33.5 x 43 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

1909 By the Sea
 oil on cardboard 40 x 45.7 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1909 Dune Sketch in Bright Stripes
oil on cardboard 30 x 40 cm
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Dune Sketch in Orange and Blue
oil on cardboard 33 x 46 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Pointillist Dune Study, Crest at Centre
oil on cardboard 29.5 x 39 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Pointillist Dune Study, Crest at Left
graphite and oil on paper 30 x 39.4 cm

1909 Pointillist Dune Study, Crest at Right
oil on canvas 37.5 x 46.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Pointillist Study with Dunes and Sea
oil on canvas 33 x 43 cm
Private Collection

1909 Sea after Sunset
oil on cardboard 62.5 x 74.5 cm
 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Sea toward Sunset
oil on cardboard 41 x 76 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 Seascape
oil on cardboard 34.5 x 50.5 cm
 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909 View from the Dunes with Beach and Piers, Domburg
oil on cardboard 28.5 x 38.5 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1910 Dunes at Domburg
oil on canvas 65.5 x 96 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1910c Summer, Dune in Zeeland
oil on canvas 134 x 195 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1911 Dune Landscape
oil on canvas 141 x 239 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-1911 Church Tower at Domburg:


1909 Church at Domburg with Tree
oil on cardboard 36 x 36 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1909-10 Sun, Church in Zealand
oil on canvas 90.7 x 62.2 cm
Private Collection

1911 Church Tower at Domburg
oil on canvas 114 x 75 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

Church Tower at Domburg
India ink over pencil and crayon on paper 41.5 x 28 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands


1910 Amaryllis on Blue Background
watercolour over pen 49 x 32 cm
Private Collection

1910 Amaryllis
watercolour on paper 39 x 49 cm
Private Collection

1910 Riverface with Boat
66 x 102 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1911 Still Life with Gingerpot 1
oil on canvas 65.5 x 75 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

1911-12 Still Life with Gingerpot II
oil on canvas 91.5 x 120 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
© 2007 Mondrian/Holtzman Trust

1911c Evolution
oil on canvas side panels 178 x 85 cm / middle panel 183 x 87.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1912 Composition Trees I
oil on canvas 81 x 62 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1912 Flowering Apple Tree
 oil on canvas 78.5 x 107.5 cm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

1912 Flowering Trees
oil on canvas 60 x 85 cm
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York

1912 Grey Tree
oil on canvas 79 x 109 cm
 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands

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