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Composition with colour fields

Piet Mondriaan (in 1917)

This composition by Mondrian dates from the year he co founded the artistic group De Stijl. It marks the transition from his early work to his later abstract compositions: the blocks float against the white ground and the colours are still rather muted. Mondrian also painted the frame as well as the canvas.


Title Composition with colour fields
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 03
Dimensions (general) Height : 48 cm
Width : Error: 60,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Makers Painter: Piet Mondriaan
Accession number 1543 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: A.P. van Hoey Smith 1928
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1928
Age maker About 45 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions De Stijl (2010)
De Stijl. Het Europese vervolg. Kunst design en architectuur 1917-1931 (2009)
Piet Mondriaan en Bart Van der Leck (2017)
De Kleuren van De Stijl (2017)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Piet Mondriaan

Amersfoort 1872 - New York 1944

Piet Mondriaan first painted mainly naturalistic landscapes. From 1907 his work changed under the influence of theosophical ideas. He developed the theory of 'n..