Windmill in the Gein (1906 – 1907) by Piet Mondrian

Windmill in the Gein - Piet Mondrian - 1906 - 1907

Artwork Information

TitleWindmill in the Gein
ArtistPiet Mondrian
Date1906 - 1907
Dimensions99.06 x 125.73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Windmill in the Gein

The artwork titled “Windmill in the Gein” is a creation by the artist Piet Mondrian, dating from the years 1906 to 1907. Executed with oil on canvas, it measures 99.06 by 125.73 centimeters and belongs to the Impressionism movement. This landscape genre painting is part of a private collection.

The artwork depicts a traditional Dutch windmill set against a dynamic sky, possibly at either dawn or dusk, as suggested by the warm tones near the horizon. The brushstrokes are loose and expressive, typical of Impressionist technique, which seeks to capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. The composition emphasizes the horizontal expanse of the landscape with layered, earthy hues in the foreground that transition to the luminous skyline, creating a sense of depth. The windmill itself is portrayed with bold, solid forms that anchor it firmly in the scene, contrasting with the surrounding fluidity of the natural elements. Mondrian’s use of color and texture in the artwork conveys the mood and ambiance of the rural setting.

This painting stands as an example of Mondrian’s early work before he evolved towards the abstract style for which he is best known. It offers a glimpse into the artist’s exploration of the natural world through the lens of Impressionism, which would ultimately inform his pioneering developments in abstract art.

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