Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for saleThe 'Broekzijdse Molen' along the Gein
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
The 'Broekzijdse Molen' along the Gein
oil on canvas laid down on panel 34.6 x 46.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1905
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.