Oct 21, 2020
Sep 26, 2005

Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

1927

Piet Mondrian

(Dutch, 1872–1944)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 62.2 x 62.6 x 10.8 cm (24 1/2 x 24 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.); Unframed: 49.5 x 49.5 cm (19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1967.215

Description

Piet Mondrian cofounded the De Stijl movement of art and design, which is characterized by simplified compositions, primary colors, and right angles that define spatial relationships. A devoted advocate of jazz, Mondrian frequently linked his works to music through their titles. He completed this canvas in Paris just before beginning his series based on the fox-trot.

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