The Red Mill (1910 – 1911) by Piet Mondrian

The Red Mill - Piet Mondrian - 1910 - 1911

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TitleThe Red Mill
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1910 - 1911
Dimensions150 x 86 cm
Art MovementFauvism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About The Red Mill

“The Red Mill” is an artwork created by artist Piet Mondrian between 1910 and 1911. The medium used for this landscape piece is oil on canvas, and it falls under the Fauvism art movement. The painting measures 150 cm by 86 cm and is currently held at the Gemeentemuseum den Haag in The Hague, Netherlands.

The artwork features bold, vivid color and simplified forms which are characteristic of the Fauvist style. Central to the composition is a red windmill with its sails spread out against a blue sky. The mill and sails are depicted with a geometric simplification, with the red hue of the mill body dominating the canvas. The sky and surroundings are rendered in various shades of blue, creating a stark contrast with the red mill. The brushwork appears textured and expressive, allowing the rich colors to carry emotional weight. The overall effect is one of simplification and abstraction, emphasizing color and form over realistic depiction of the scene, which reflects Mondrian’s progression toward the abstract style he is so well known for.

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