Composition 2 (1922) by Piet Mondrian

Composition 2 - Piet Mondrian - 1922

Artwork Information

TitleComposition 2
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Dimensions55.5 x 53.5 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, US

About Composition 2

The artwork “Composition 2” by Piet Mondrian was created in 1922 and is an example of the Neoplasticism art movement. This abstract work was painted in oil on canvas and measures approximately 55.5 x 53.5 cm. Currently, it is housed in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum located in New York City, NY, USA.

In describing the artwork, we see an arrangement of geometric forms primarily crafted using straight horizontal and vertical lines that create a sense of balance and rhythm. The composition predominantly features a white background intersected by black lines that form squares and rectangles. Mondrian’s palette is restricted to primary colors, which are sparingly used; we see blocks of yellow and blue, and a suggestion of red. These colors do not mix but rather exist in individual areas of the composition. This piece is characteristic of Mondrian’s artistic philosophy, which sought to express a sense of harmony and order by reducing forms and colors to their most basic elements.

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