Evening landscape (1903) by Piet Mondrian

Evening landscape - Piet Mondrian - 1903

Artwork Information

TitleEvening landscape
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Evening landscape

Evening Landscape, a painting created by Piet Mondrian in 1903, is a testament to the artist’s early engagement with the Post-Impressionism style. This piece, which can be found at the Gemeentemuseum den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands, showcases a traditional landscape scene that stands in stark contrast to the abstract compositions for which Mondrian would later become renowned.

The artwork features elements such as houses, buildings, forests, and trees, all depicted with a palette that includes burned siennas, soft browns, olives, grays, and blacks. These soothing earth tones and the fluid lines of the painting give no hint of the radical shift towards geometric abstraction that would define Mondrian’s later work. Evening Landscape is one of the many works that highlight Mondrian’s journey from representational art to the development of his signature style, characterized by a focus on primary colors, straight lines, and simple geometric forms.

This painting is not only a significant piece of Mondrian’s oeuvre but also an important part of art history, marking the evolution of an artist who would go on to pioneer Neoplasticism and leave an indelible mark on the world of modern art.

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