Girl Writing (1892 – 1895) by Piet Mondrian

Girl Writing - Piet Mondrian - 1892 - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleGirl Writing
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1892 - 1895
Dimensions57 x 44.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Girl Writing

The artwork titled “Girl Writing” is a piece by Piet Mondrian, created during the period of 1892 to 1895. Crafted with chalk on paper, the work represents the Impressionist movement, with dimensions measuring 57 by 44.5 centimeters. The genre of the portrait is exhibited in the artwork’s depicting of what appears to be a young female figure engaged in writing. The piece currently resides in the Gemeentemuseum den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands.

The artwork captures a solitary moment where the subject is fully immersed in the act of writing. The impressionist technique employed by Mondrian allows for a softer approach in the portrayal of the figure, with gentle chalk strokes contributing to a sense of movement and fluidity. The tonal variations suggest the play of light upon the subject, while the emphasis on the girl’s focused demeanor underscores the contemplative nature of the scene. By omitting unnecessary detail, Mondrian draws the viewer’s attention to the connection between the individual and the act of creation as represented by the writing. The artwork is infused with a quiet intensity, a signature attribute among many of Mondrian’s early works preceding his evolution towards abstraction.

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