Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for saleA farm behind a fence
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
A farm behind a fence
oil on canvas laid down on panel 20.5 x 29.1 cm, signed l.l. and to be dated 1897-1900 poss. 1904
This framed painting was previously for sale.
Before Mondrian made the typically abstract compositions for which he became famous, he drew and painted landscapes, figures, flowers and still-lifes in a naturalist style. Between 1895 and 1908, he gradually detached himself from pictorial representation and experimented with colour, composition and a simplifying of forms. This ultimately led to depicting nature in abstract vertical and horizontal lines and planes in primary colours.