The Red Tree, created by Piet Mondrian in 1908 – 1910 is an artwork depicting a red tree standing in the foreground. This painting exemplifies Mondrian’s luminist period, where he generally painted realistically with bright colors and simple contours. The painting is currently housed at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and features a red tree along with a sunset sky and birds flying above it. This masterpiece became an inspiration to me as it serves as a reminder to create something unique from an existing image.
Mondrian was renowned for his abstract art yet he was also capable of producing realistic representations of nature. Through the Red Tree, he demonstrated his skills on pageantry and lights that were honed over his 44-year career. It imparts feelings of tranquillity and peace which I believed resonates with many viewers. Therefore, this artwork is deservedly deemed as one of his best creations captured onto canvas. It certainly provided me with the motivation to take on my own art journey in pursuit of being able to create masterpiece like Mondrian’s Red Tree.