Piet Mondrian Prints for Sale
Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944) was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century and is well known for being one of the founding members of De Stijl. DeStijl advocated pure abstraction and universality through reduction and simplification.
After training and working in Amsterdam and after a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Mondrian lived in Paris from 1912 - 14 where he was influenced by Cubism.
Taking cubism one step further into abstraction on his return to Amsterdam, he slowly simplified the already abstract style and evolved the movement Neo-Plastiscsm. Through this movement, he strived to create ‘universal beauty’ limiting himself to the 3 primary colours - red, blue and yellow, the 3 primary values - black, grey and white and the 2 primary directions - vertical and horizontal, creating the work which he is best known for and still influences us today. His work has been hugely influential on 20th Century art as well as on design, architecture and fashion.
Mondrian lived in Paris (1919-38), London (1938-40) and New York (1940-44) where he died. He was always a great lover of jazz which he integrated into his art alongside his spiritual and philosophical studies. He exhibited widely throughout his life and his work is held in collections around the world.