Devotion (1908; Amsterdam, Netherlands) by Piet Mondrian

Devotion - Piet Mondrian - 1908; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Artwork Information

ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1908; Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dimensions94 x 61 cm
Art MovementNeo-Impressionism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Devotion

The artwork “Devotion” is a creation of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, completed in the year 1908 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This allegorical painting, crafted in oil on canvas, is a representation from the period of Neo-Impressionism, measuring 94 by 61 centimeters. The piece is currently housed at the Gemeentemuseum den Haag, located in The Hague, Netherlands.

The artwork depicts a side profile of a young girl, rendered with keen sensitivity and expressive brushwork. The subject’s contemplative gaze is directed upwards, suggesting a moment of profound inward reflection or spiritual connection. The colors employed are soft yet vibrant, with warm oranges and reds composing the girl’s hair and cooler blues and lilac tones enveloping her form, further emphasizing the ethereal qualities of the painting. The background is painted in harmonious swirls and organic shapes, potentially symbolizing an abstracted interpretation of divine presence or the flowing essence of devotion itself. Mondrian’s exploration of color harmonies and the emotive potential of simplified forms can be observed, elements that would later strongly influence his evolution towards abstraction.

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