Lonely tree at the Gein Sun (1907) by Piet Mondrian

Lonely tree at the Gein Sun - Piet Mondrian - 1907

Artwork Information

TitleLonely tree at the Gein Sun
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lonely tree at the Gein Sun

The artwork entitled “Lonely tree at the Gein Sun” is a creation of artist Piet Mondrian from the year 1907. As an embodiment of the Impressionism movement, this landscape genre painting is a testament to Mondrian’s aesthetic pursuits during that period. Although the artwork is currently housed within a private collection, its stylistic elements and thematic expression contribute to the broader understanding of Mondrian’s early artistic journey.

The artwork depicts a serene landscape dominated by a solitary tree positioned centrally against a softly illuminated sky. Brushstrokes filled with vigor and movement bring to life the sky, whose colors transition gently, suggesting either the rising or the setting of the sun. Below the tree, a body of water reflects the celestial hues and the dark outline of the tree itself. The surroundings are conveyed through impressionistic touches, with the foliage on either side painted in dark, contrasting tones, enhancing the central figure of the tree. The overall composition evokes a sense of both solitude and tranquility, inviting contemplation from the viewer. It is an illustrative example of how Impressionist artists sought to capture moments in time, with a particular focus on the effects of light and atmosphere.

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