Composition with Oval in Color Planes II (1914) by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Oval in Color Planes II - Piet Mondrian - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleComposition with Oval in Color Planes II
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Composition with Oval in Color Planes II

The artwork “Composition with Oval in Color Planes II” was created by artist Piet Mondrian in 1914. Executed in oil on canvas, it embodies the abstract genre within the art movement known as Neoplasticism. Currently, this painting is part of the collection at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands.

The artwork presents a network of intersecting lines and rectangular shapes in a harmonious composition. These elements are confined within an oval boundary that dominates the canvas. The color palette is relatively muted but features bold choices, including hues of blue, yellow, pink, and white, creating a sense of depth and rhythm. The composition eschews representational forms, instead focusing on the arrangement of color and shape to evoke balance and a contemplative aesthetic, inherent to Mondrian’s pioneering abstract style. It is a testament to the artist’s progression toward pure abstraction, a hallmark of the overarching Neoplastic movement that sought to express a new utopian aesthetic of harmony and order.

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