Exhibitions / Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) – The Road to Abstraction

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) – The Road to Abstraction
Pieter Cornelis Mondrian
Moscow, The Tretyakov Gallery, Krymsky Val, 10, Halls 80-82
14.09.2013 - 24.11.2013
Among the most outstanding masters of European modernism featured in this monographic exhibition is renowned Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), one of the first abstractionists of his time and early founder of Neo-Plasticism, or “De Stijl.” According to Mondrian’s theory of Neo-Plasticism (1919), the artist should abide by the following principles – a strict geometrical order, a restrained palette variety, and a localized, non-representational coloring method.

Mondrian’s accomplishments in abstract geometric art influenced many other modernists of his time. However, not only did numerous trends in contemporary art, especially those of minimalism and pop-art, gain inspiration from Mondrian’s style, but the vast fields of modern architecture, advertising, and printing also became affected by his groundbreaking work.

Presented in this exhibition are approximately 40 of his greatest pieces – from his early 20th century stages as a rising artist through his maturity into abstractionism by the 1930’s – all in all a truly stunning collection obtained from the Gemeente Museum in The Hague.
Posted by: Latyshev Mikhail

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