Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow (1925) by Piet Mondrian

Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow - Piet Mondrian - 1925

Artwork Information

TitleLozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1925
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions77 x 77 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow

Piet Mondrian’s Lozenge Composition With Red, Black, Blue, And Yellow from 1925 shows a unique visual interpretation of the artist’s abstract theory. The painting uses a traditional lozenge-shaped canvas filled with geometric shapes and primary colors. With an organized composition featuring multiple squares, rectangles and solid bright colors, Mondrian achieves a vibrant feeling without the need for perspective or realistic forms. This work is part of his famous style, known as Neo Plasticism, which utilizes geometric shapes and clean lines that become symbols of harmony in addition to creating dynamic images on canvas.

The same painting was originally seen three years prior in Lozenge Composition With Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, And Gray in 1921. Both paintings feature similar compositions however the more recent artwork has more deliberate choices of bolder shades and darker outlines to replace smaller details from the earlier version. Mondrian continues to employ his signature style even with conflicting elements like negative space and empty space. Despite its seemingly chaotic appearance due to its use of bright colors assembled haphazardly, Lozenge Composition has coherence within it due to its abstract structure brought out by these choices in color and shape placement.

The same unique style can be found in Fox Trot; Lozenge Composition With Three Black Lines from 1929 where Mondrian further experiments with horizontal red lines that separate the black vertical lines creating dynamic bands stretching across the painting’s canvas. The black lines symbolize humanity’s temporal existence while the pale areas emerge above them representing true spiritual freedom beyond this physical world and giving birth to a sense of eternity within the artwork itself. By breaking away from traditional painting and focusing more on the underlying concepts rather than physical colouration or geometry structure Piet Mondrian succeeds at achieving an interesting depth beyond what can be seen on the canvas by allowing all viewers to explore this piece through their own means of interpretation without any restrictions whatsoever.

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