Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A branch, a study
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
A branch, a study
pencil on paper 16.8 x 11.7 cm, painted circa 1905
This work on paper 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.