Evening at Weesperzijde Sun (1900) by Piet Mondrian

Evening at Weesperzijde Sun - Piet Mondrian - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleEvening at Weesperzijde Sun
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Evening at Weesperzijde Sun

Piet Mondrian’s “Evening at Weesperzijde Sun,” created in 1900, exemplifies the Impressionist movement through its depiction of a landscape. The artwork is part of the collection at the Gemeentemuseum den Haag in the Hague, Netherlands. It captures the tranquil atmosphere of a riverside scene during the evening hours.

The artwork conveys the serenity of a waterscape at dusk. A moored boat occupies the foreground, its reflection subtly dancing on the water’s surface. The central vessel is illustrated with a relaxed, yet detailed precision, allowing viewers to observe its construction and mooring ropes, which create a geometric web of lines etched against the evening sky. The horizon is marked by a faint silhouette of the distant landscape and urban structures, which further emphasizes the transition from day to night. The overall palette is subdued, featuring a blend of cooler tones that suggest the cooling temperature of the evening air. The use of light and shadow in the artwork is characteristic of the Impressionist movement, emphasizing a sense of immediacy and the fleeting effects of light on a scene.

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