Victory Boogie Woogie (1944) by Piet Mondrian

Victory Boogie Woogie - Piet Mondrian - 1944

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TitleVictory Boogie Woogie
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Dimensions126 x 126 cm
Art MovementNeoplasticism
Current LocationGemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands

About Victory Boogie Woogie

“Victory Boogie Woogie” is an abstract painting by Piet Mondrian completed in 1944. Executed in oil on canvas, this work exemplifies the Neoplasticism art movement. It measures 126 cm by 126 cm and is housed at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands.

The “Victory Boogie Woogie” is notable for its vibrant and dynamic composition, reflecting the rhythm and energy of the boogie-woogie music that inspired Mondrian during his time in New York. Unlike Mondrian’s earlier works, which were often characterized by strict geometric order and a limited color palette, this painting is a tapestry of colors and forms. It consists of a rich mosaic of multicolored squares and rectangles that interlock and seem to vibrate against each other in a lively, fragmented pattern. The white base is interspersed with primary colors—red, blue, and yellow—as well as grays and small variations within blocks of color, which adds depth and complexity to the work. The canvas is rotated 45 degrees, making it a diamond shape, which contributes to the sense of movement and dynamism that the title suggests. This piece was Mondrian’s final and unfinished work, which further adds a sense of incompletion and ongoing movement to the painting’s legacy.

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