Links and References
Piet Mondrian "Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and
| Piet Mondrian was born on March
7, 1872 in Amerfoort, Netherlands. He studied at the Amsterdam Academy
of Fine Arts and in his early works he painted landscapes using pretty
colors (grays, mauves, and dark greens).
| In 1908 he began to paint in brighter
colors. This was mainly because of the influence of Dutch painter
Toorop. Mondrain felt that Toorop was trying to go beyond nature
and wanted to imitate that style.
Mill in Sunlight
| Mondrain moved to Paris in 1911 and began
to try cubism. He started out using analytical cubism and eventually
he moved into seminaturlism. He also painted several series of paintings
including a series of Trees and Scaffoldings.
| Not long after, in 1917, Mondrian met Theo van Doesbug
and founded De Stijl, an art magazine. This is the time that Mondrian
began to practice and develop Neoplasticism
|He moved to New York City in 1940 and his artwork became less severe
and his colors became more bright. Mondrian died on February 1, 1944.