Collection

39

Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow

Qr Code

original title

Komposition mit Rot, Blau und Gelb

The artwork

date

1930

details

Oil on canvas

Neoplasticism
Abstract
46 cm × 46 cm

Links

The artist

Piet Mondrian

March 7, 1872

Dutch

Where to see it

Kunsthaus Zürich

"Everything is expressed through relationship. Colour can exist only through other colours, dimension through other dimensions, position through other positions that oppose them. That is why I regard relationship as the principal thing."
Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan

Why we love it

One of Mondrian’s best known works, a product of his De Stijl period.

Mondrian’s work had an enormous influence on 20th century art, influencing not only the course of abstract painting and numerous major styles and art movements (e.g. Color Field painting, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism), but also fields outside the domain of painting, such as design, architecture and fashion.

‘After a Cubist phase built entirely on the contrast between light and dark, in 1920 Mondrian found his own style, which he dubbed ‘Neoplasticism’.’

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