Presentation on theme: "Mondrian and Hoffman Right Angled Abstractions. Piet Mondrian 1872-1944 Dutch 1940 emigrated to New York city."— Presentation transcript:
Mondrian and Hoffman Right Angled Abstractions
Piet Mondrian Dutch 1940 emigrated to New York city
Extract from a letter by Mondrian to H.P.Bremmer, critic and teacher. Circa 'Nature (or what I see) inspires me, gives me, as it does virtually every painter, the emotion from which the urge derives to create something. But I want to approach truth as closely as possible, and thus I abstract everything until I come to the essence (always the external essence!) of things.' This photograph of the high-minded, austere young artist was taken 2 years before Mondrian began work on 'Sun, Church in Zeeland.' Mondrian in his New York Studio, Photo Fritz Glarner.
Mondrian, L'Arbre rouge, 70 x 99, 1909, Haags Gementemuseum, La Haye. Mondrian, Le Pommier en fleur, 78 x 106, 1912, Haags Gementemuseum, La Haye.
Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue 1921; Oil on canvas, 39 x 35 cm
Piet Mondrian, Composition A, 1923 Oil on canvas (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome)
g Broadway Boogie Woogie ; Oil on canvas, 127 x 127 cm; The Museum of Modern Art, New York Piet Mondrian
Pictures using a rectangular composition, but all kinds of wild and completely non- Mondrian colors (You can do this in your pictures that Dr. Flax is planning on having you do.)