Vertical Composition with Blue and White (1936) by Piet Mondrian

Vertical Composition with Blue and White - Piet Mondrian - 1936

Artwork Information

TitleVertical Composition with Blue and White
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Dimensions121.3 x 59 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationKunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

About Vertical Composition with Blue and White

“Vertical Composition with Blue and White” is an abstract painting by the artist Piet Mondrian, created in 1936. Crafted using oil on canvas, it is a classic example of the Neoplasticism art movement. The artwork measures 121.3 by 59 cm and is currently located at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The painting itself epitomizes Mondrian’s iconic style, characterized by a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines that delineate spaces filled with primary colors and non-colors (white, gray, and black). In this particular artwork, large expanses of white dominate the composition, complemented by thin and thick black lines that create a balanced asymmetry. There is a notable usage of blue, which is strategically placed to create visual interest and a focal point within the predominantly achromatic canvas. The entire composition reflects Mondrian’s strict adherence to this form of abstraction, where the reduction of form and color is meant to capture the essence of reality, going beyond the superficial appearance of objects in nature.

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