Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleThe Oostzijdse Molen on the river Gein near Abcoude
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
The Oostzijdse Molen on the river Gein near Abcoude
black and white chalk on paper 24.5 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1903
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.