The Evolution of Mondrian’s Early Paintings Towards Abstraction

Exploring the Dutch artist’s experiments in style

Christopher P Jones

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Tableau I (1921) by Piet Mondrian. Oil on canvas. 103 × 100 cm. Gemeentemuseum den Haag, Hague, Netherlands. Image source Wikimedia Commons

The manner in which artists find their way can be fascinating to watch.

In the case of painter Piet Mondrian, who is best known for his grid-based paintings with blocks of primary colours, his artistic development stands out as being palpably…

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