Piet Mondrian's lifetime work has been an evolution process which has radically transformed the way painting represents reality.
From images that reproduce the outward appearance of the world, to which we are accustomed, to compositions of lines and planes of color,
a space that no longer seems to have anything in common with our immediate perception of reality.
One of the aims of this pages is to explain the reasons for this evolution by showing how to read and interpret abstract painting
in relation to everyday life and the universal themes of the human condition.

AN OVERVIEW ON MONDRIAN'S OEUVRE <

 

A DETAILED ANALYSIS

While Mondrian's work as a whole constitutes a unified process with no breaks in continuity, it can be divided into five phases for explanatory purposes:

NATURALISM 1893 - 1906

 


EXPRESSIONISM AND SYMBOLISM 1907 - 1911

 

CUBISM 1912 - 1915

 

FROM CUBISM TO NEOPLASTICISM 1916 - 1920

 

NEOPLASTICISM 1921 - 1944

 

EXAMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL WORKS <

Evolution. 1911. Mondrian Checkerboard with Light Colors, 1919, Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-43  

Evolution 1911

Pier and Ocean 4 and 5 1914-15

Checkerboards Light and Dark Colors 1919

Lozenge with Four Yellow Lines 1933

Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942-43

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR <

 

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