Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale Portrait of Mrs. L.C.M. Rijnen-van den Bosch
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
Portrait of Mrs. L.C.M. Rijnen-van den Bosch
oil on panel 49.1 x 38.7 cm, signed m.r. and painted 1914-1915 (Joosten) or 1908-1911 (Bax)
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.