Gray Tree (1911) by Piet Mondrian

Gray Tree - Piet Mondrian - 1911

All Artwork Images

Artwork Information

TitleGray Tree
ArtistPiet Mondrian
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions79.7 x 109.1 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands
Order a Custom Print of this Artwork!

About Gray Tree

Gray Tree is an oil painting by Piet Mondrian that departs from his later style of bold lines and primary colors. Instead, he experimented with cubism, depicting a tree using darker shades, texture, and changes in color instead of leaves. This painting is significant as one of the first paintings in which Mondrian applied cubist principles to a natural subject.

Mondrian’s early transition towards abstraction is exemplified in The Gray Tree. He used the techniques of Cubism to depict the complexity and reality of nature while deconstructing traditional artistic conventions. The tree’s trunk, branches, and roots are all depicted in geometric shapes that merge together to form a cohesive whole.

The painting can be found at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague. Visitors to the museum can appreciate how Mondrian’s experimentation with Cubism ultimately led him down a path towards abstraction that would define his later work. Overall, The Gray Tree is an important piece for art enthusiasts who want to explore Mondrian’s journey as an artist and understand how his techniques evolved over time.

Other Artwork from Piet Mondrian

More Cubism Artwork

Scroll to Top