Add a Dutch masterpiece to your collection with this print of Composition with Black, Red, Grey, Yellow and Blue, 1920s, by De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian. Looking closely at this work, you’ll notice the subtle encroaches of disorder: grey smudges muddying white, uneven brushstrokes tracing the artist’s hand – precision and irregularity in careful balance. Inspired by a 1911 Cubist exhibition and a move to Paris the following year, Mondrian shifted his attention toward purifying painting and reducing it to its most basic elements: surface, colour, form. This work is a rare surviving sketch of the artist’s, which demonstrates that rather than being formulaic, his geometric compositions were, in fact, intuitive.
Composition with Black, Red, Grey, Yellow and Blue circa 1920s
16.5 x 24cm (image only)
27.8 x 35.2 x 0.1cm (including white matting)
made in New Zealand
Unframed prints can be shipped both nationally and internationally, framed prints are only available to be shipped within Aotearoa, New Zealand.