Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale A summer's night, a study
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
A summer's night, a study
oil on canvas 32.3 x 44.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1906-1907
This 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.