Piet Mondriaan artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleView of the Amstel
Amersfoort 1872-1944 New York (Verenigde Staten)
View of the Amstel
pencil on paper 19.0 x 25.0 cm, signed l.r.
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.