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ABSTRACT ART
July 15, 5:31 am
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Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was a man of boundless ambition. He made himself one of the greatest masters of modern art and resolutely pioneered the path towards abstraction. In January 1912 he moved to Paris to explore Cubism. In June 1914 he returned and held an exhibition at the Walrecht gallery in The Hague; it showed just how far Mondrian had travelled from the Dutch art of his time in those two short years. He became a major source of inspiration for other Dutch artists, including Jan Sluijters, Jacoba van Heemskerck and countless younger painters. Exactly 100 years after the show at the Walrecht gallery, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag presents this centenary exhibition as a homage to Mondrian. Its opening coincides almost to the day with the 70th anniversary of the artist’s death. In addition to work by Mondrian and his Dutch contemporaries, the show will feature works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Le Fauconnier and Fernand Léger, on loan from a raft of top museums such as MoMA in New York and the Beyeler in Basle. From and read more here –  http://goo.gl/T7vDBj

Piet Mondrian, Genesis of Abstract Art – Origins of Modern Art 7 (6:23)

Piet Mondrian’s development from figurative to abstract art.

Mondrian and Cubism – Paris 1912-1914 (11:04)

Film on the occasion of the exhibition Mondrian and Cubism – Paris 1912-1914, on show until May 5, 2014 in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Mondrian at Tate Liverpool and Turner Contemporary (4:33)

Art Historian Rosie Rockel takes in two new exhibitions dedicated to Piet Mondrian: Mondrian and Colour at Turner Contemporary, and Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool. Get 50% off entry to the Tate exhibition with the National Art Pass: http://www.artfund.org/get-involved/b… Film by Northern Town:http://www.northerntown.co.uk/

Piet Mondrian’s ‘Composition with Red, Blue and Grey’

Helena Newman introduces Piet Mondrian’s ‘ Composition with Red, Blue and Grey’. This abstract masterpiece was painted in 1927, a seminal period in Mondrian’s career, and will be offered in our London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 23 June 2014.

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