Going Fishing (1900) by Piet Mondrian

Going Fishing - Piet Mondrian - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleGoing Fishing
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Dimensions62 x 100 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationMusée d'Orsay, Paris, France

About Going Fishing

The artwork “Going Fishing” by Piet Mondrian, created in 1900, embodies the aesthetic characteristics of the Post-Impressionism movement. The medium used for this artwork includes charcoal, pastel, and watercolor on paper. This artwork depicts a marina scene and measures 62 by 100 centimeters. The artwork is housed in the Musée d’Orsay, located in Paris, France.

The artwork depicts a tranquil scene at a dock with various boats. There is one prominently featured boat in the foreground with a figure that appears to be preparing or engaging in the act of fishing. The colors are somewhat muted, with tones of blue, brown, and grey creating an overcast atmosphere. Various elements such as the reflections in the water, the masts of the boats, and the angular shapes of the floating docks contribute to create a sense of depth and perspective. Mondrian’s use of line and form allows the viewer to appreciate the serene yet complex composition which reflects the Post-Impressionist interest in depicting life beyond the superficial appearance, focusing more on emotion and structure.

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