B 322 PIET MONDRIAN TRAFALGAR SQUARE 1939 1943

PIET MONDRIAN

Trafalgar Square

1939/1943

B294/322

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Oil on canvas, 145.2×120 cm
Signed lower left in red on black line: PM and lower right in red on black line 39 | 43
MoMA, New York, gift of Mr and Mrs William A.M. Burden
S579, O463, B-, T17

PROVENANCE


 1944

Piet Mondrian’s Estate, Harry Holtzman (NY);


1951

John L Senior Jr (NY)


1957

Sidney Janis Gallery


 1957

Mr & Mrs William AM Burden (NY)


1964

Museum of Modern Art  New York

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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