Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale Calves in the meadow - 'het white bull-calf'
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
Calves in the meadow - 'het white bull-calf'
oil on canvas laid down on board 31.0 x 39.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1905
This painting was previously for sale.
Before Mondrian made the abstract compositions with 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 exact 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.