Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A farm in a landscape, with Arnhem in the distance
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
A farm in a landscape, with Arnhem in the distance
watercolour and gouache on paper 46.0 x 65.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1901
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.