Sun (1910) by Piet Mondrian

Sun - Piet Mondrian - 1910

Artwork Information

ArtistPiet Mondrian
Art MovementFauvism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Sun

Piet Mondrian’s artwork titled “Sun,” created in 1910, is an expression of the Fauvism art movement, specifically falling under the genre of flower painting. The piece is housed in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (nowadays known as the Kunstmuseum Den Haag) in The Hague, Netherlands.

The painting “Sun” by Piet Mondrian is characterized by vibrant colors and bold brushstrokes, which are typical of the Fauvist style that prioritizes painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. In this artwork, Mondrian depicts a close-up of two flowers. The flowers have a striking color scheme with shades of blue, orange, and green standing out against the swirling, dynamic background, which seems to echo the movement and intensity of the sun. The thick application of paint and the energetic, almost emotional handling of color and form capture a sense of vitality and natural radiance that resonates with the title of the piece. Mondrian’s signature can be seen in the lower left corner, along with the year of creation.

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