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
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About Composition with Yellow Patch

Composition with Yellow Patch is an artwork created by Piet Mondrian in 1930. Mondrian, a Dutch artist and co-founder of the De Stijl art movement and Neo-Plasticism, used primary colors of blue, yellow, red with values of white and black to create a balanced and harmonious composition that demonstrated his commitment to relational opposites, asymmetry, and pure planes of color. This painting represents one of Mondrian’s refined art pieces in the era of Impressionism and Symbolism.

Despite not using a ruler in his paintings, Mondrian’s lines are incredibly straight in Composition with Yellow Path. The artwork portrays his unique form of abstraction through non-representational forms consisting solely of horizontal and vertical lines intersecting at right angles. These lines were placed alongside blocks painted with flat primary colors. This technique resulted in a minimalist yet dynamic composition with each line carefully positioned.

Mondrian accomplished this without including any representational imagery or ornamentation but solely through abstraction techniques that emphasize balance and harmony between the elements on the canvas. Thus Composition With Yellow Patch stands as an excellent example for students to learn from when studying non-representational painting styles. It showcases the beauty that can be achieved through simplicity while highlighting how disciplined color theory can elaborate concepts beyond what traditional representational works can tell viewers about them.

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