Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune (1935-1942) by Piet Mondrian

Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune - Piet Mondrian - 1935 - 1942

Artwork Information

TitleComposition No. III Blanc-Jaune
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1935 - 1942
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions101 x 51 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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About Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune

Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune is a renowned artwork created by Piet Mondrian during the years spanning 1935-1942. The artist’s signature style shines through, featuring black horizontal and vertical lines on a white background with blocks of the primary colors red, blue, and yellow layered within them. This painting is an exemplary specimen that showcases Mondrian’s vision of society’s structure and order.

Mondrian believed in relational opposites or the coexistence of different elements in harmony, which can be witnessed in his work’s composition. Another technique he employed was asymmetry to create a balance between various elements within the artwork remarkably well. His compositions featured planes of color presented as self-sufficient entities with no reference to natural forms.

Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune measures 101 x 51 cm and can be viewed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Mondrian’s unique artistic style revolutionized art and continues to have significant influence today as it evokes harmony, simplicity, purity, and objectivity – values increasingly necessary in contemporary times where people thrive for structurization amidst chaos.

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