Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale The '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 painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: kunsthandel Frans Buffa & Zonen, Amsterdam, inv.nr. 787.
Literature: Harry Otten e.a., 'Hollandse wolkenluchten - een onvergelijkbaar schouwspel', Utrecht/Antwerpen 2009, afb. in kleur pag. 144.
Exhibited: Amersfoort, Mondriaanhuis, 'Zonen en Dochters van Amersfoort', 17 mei-12 sept. 2009.
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.
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