Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale Cows by a stream
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
Cows by a stream
oil on canvas laid down on painter's board 37.4 x 27.1 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1902-1905
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.