Mill of Heeswijk Sun (1904) by Piet Mondrian

Mill of Heeswijk Sun - Piet Mondrian - 1904

Artwork Information

TitleMill of Heeswijk Sun
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationNoordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

About Mill of Heeswijk Sun

The artwork titled “Mill of Heeswijk Sun” was painted by the artist Piet Mondrian in 1904. Recognized as an impressionist piece, this cityscape is part of the collection housed at the Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Within the domain of Impressionism, Mondrian’s work reflects his exploration of light and form in the early stages of his illustrious career, before evolving towards the abstraction for which he is perhaps best known.

The artwork, “Mill of Heeswijk Sun,” depicts a traditional Dutch windmill set against a muted, cloudy sky. Broad, expressive brushstrokes capture the structure with a sense of immediacy and movement that are characteristic of the Impressionist movement. The windmill’s sails appear to be motionless, and there is a little discernible human activity, which conveys a feeling of tranquility. The mill towers over the landscape, its size and form dominating the canvas, while the color palette is relatively subdued with a range of earth tones punctuated by the whites and dark accents of the mill itself. The loose brushwork allows for an interplay of light and shadow, creating a dynamic yet harmonious composition. Mondrian’s interest in the interrelation of natural elements and man-made structures is evident, marking this as an important work in his overall artistic evolution.

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