Lily (1921) by Piet Mondrian

Lily - Piet Mondrian - 1921

Artwork Information

ArtistPiet Mondrian
Dimensions25 x 19.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Lily

The artwork “Lily” by Piet Mondrian, created in 1921, is a watercolor on paper that embodies the impressionistic style of its period. Measuring 25 by 19.5 centimeters, this flower painting genre piece evidently diverges from the geometric abstraction Mondrian is widely celebrated for. The artwork presently resides at the Gemeentemuseum den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands.

Turning to the artwork itself, “Lily” presents with a soft and delicate touch, capturing the ethereal quality of its floral subject. The lily is depicted with a nuanced transparency that allows the watery blue background to permeate through the petals, creating a gentle interplay of color and light. The bloom is centrally placed, with fine black stamens that arc gracefully, dusted with pollen, and punctuated by red speckles on the white petals, suggesting vibrancy amid the tranquil composition. The stem and leaf suggest movement and organic form, further contributing to the impressionistic feel. Mondrian’s subtle brushwork and the piece’s overall composition evoke a serene, almost dreamlike atmosphere.

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