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Composition with colour fields

Composition with colour fields

Piet Mondriaan (in 1917)

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This composition by Mondrian dates from the year he co founded the artistic group De Stijl. It marks the transition from his early work to his later abstract compositions: the blocks float against the white ground and the colours are still rather muted. Mondrian also painted the frame as well as the canvas.

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Title Composition with colour fields
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location Chabot Museum
Dimensions Height 48 cm
Width 60.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Piet Mondriaan
Accession number 1543 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: A.P. van Hoey Smith 1928
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1928
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De Stijl. Het Europese vervolg. Kunst design en architectuur 1917-1931 (2009)
De Stijl (2010)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Branding Rotterdam (2019)
Piet Mondriaan en Bart Van der Leck (2017)
De Kleuren van De Stijl (2017)
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Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Piet Mondriaan

Amersfoort 1872 - New York 1944

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