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
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions77 x 77 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow

The artwork “Lozenge Composition with Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow” was created by the artist Piet Mondrian in 1925. This piece is an oil on canvas, measuring 77 by 77 centimeters, and currently resides within a private collection. As an embodiment of the Neoplasticism movement, the genre of this work is distinctly abstract, illustrating Mondrian’s iconic style that sought to express a new utopian ideal of aesthetic order through the reduction of elements to basic forms and colors.

The artwork presents a diamond-shaped canvas, oriented so that its corners point to the top, bottom, and sides of the frame. The composition is characterized by a grid of black lines that demarcate the canvas into distinct blocks. Color is applied judiciously, with the larger areas remaining white, while primary colors fill in selected spaces—red occupying a conspicuous corner cap, a small yellow rectangle near the bottom edge, and a modest blue square towards the right. The placement is asymmetrical, yet the distribution of color and form establishes a dynamic equilibrium. The juxtaposition of the stark black lines against the white background and the bold, unmodulated primary colors creates a clear, harmonious structure that is both visually compelling and emblematic of Mondrian’s philosophy, which emphasizes a universal harmony through abstraction.

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