23/07/2014

Piet Mondrian composition with grid Lozenge 1919

PIET MONDRIAN

COMPOSITION WITH GRID

(LOZENGE)

1919

Oil on canvas

detail

Photo Ethnoflorence

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Inspired by Cubism, Mondrian moved away from the naturalism of his earlier landscape paintings and began to explore the possibilities of working with a grid pattern to define an entire painting.

In this composition, narrow, diagonal lines map a network of diamonds while horizontal and vertical lines divide them into 256 triangles.

A flickering optical illusion is created by lines of varying thickness that suggest rectangular and square compartments of different sizes.

The Luise and Walter Arensberg Collection

1950-134-151

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