Composition with Grid VII (1919) by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Grid VII - Piet Mondrian - 1919

Artwork Information

TitleComposition with Grid VII
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

About Composition with Grid VII

The artwork “Composition with Grid VII” is a significant piece from 1919 by Piet Mondrian, a foremost figure in the development of abstract art. Created utilizing oil on canvas, the piece is a prime example of Neoplasticism, an art movement characterized by a reduction to the essentials of form and color. The abstract artwork is part of the collection at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.

In this artwork, Mondrian exhibits a geometric composition that abandons traditional representational art in favor of an abstraction that seeks to communicate universal aesthetics and values. The canvas is dominated by a grid, rendered in a predominantly achromatic color scheme, that is punctuated by blocks of primary colors—though in this particular work, an expanded palette including pink and blue can be observed. These colored rectangles seem meticulously placed to create a sense of balance and equilibrium within the diamond-shaped orientation of the canvas. Mondrian’s precise use of straight lines and right angles alongside the careful arrangement of color and space exemplifies his artistic philosophy, which aimed at expressing a harmonious and simplified vision of reality.

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