Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleA flowering apple tree
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
A flowering apple tree
coloured pencil on paper 19.0 x 25.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1917
This work on paper 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.