Composition with Yellow Patch (1930) by Piet Mondrian

Composition with Yellow Patch - Piet Mondrian - 1930

Artwork Information

TitleComposition with Yellow Patch
ArtistPiet Mondrian
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions46 x 46.5 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

About Composition with Yellow Patch

The artwork titled “Composition with Yellow Patch” is a creation by the artist Piet Mondrian, completed in the year 1930. This piece is an oil on canvas that measures 46 by 46.5 cm. It represents the art movement known as Neoplasticism and is categorized as abstract. The artwork is part of the collection at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The artwork is a quintessential example of Mondrian’s abstract style, which he developed over his artistic career. It displays a rigorous geometric grid of black lines that create a sense of balance and order on the canvas. The composition is predominantly white, with the use of a single yellow square providing a focal point and a contrast to the otherwise achromatic surface. The carefully considered placement of the yellow patch exemplifies Mondrian’s practice of using primary colors selectively to create visual interest and harmony within the strict confines of his chosen aesthetic. The linear elements delineate spaces that, while mostly left undefiled by color, suggest a tension between the filled and the unfilled, the dynamic and the static. This attention to spatial considerations and the relationship between color and form is characteristic of Mondrian’s philosophical and artistic objectives, aiming to convey universal beauty through a minimalist approach. The precision and clarity of the lines speak to his intent to strip away the superfluous and to express the essence of pictorial art.

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