Piet Mondriaan artwork • painting • previously for sale The ponds in the Haagse Bos
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
The ponds in the Haagse Bos
oil on panel 24.3 x 29.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated '87
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.