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Piet Mondrian

March 7, 1872 (Amersfoort, Netherlands) - February 1, 1944 (New York, US).

Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is recognized for the purity of his abstractions and methodical practice by which he arrived at them. He radically simplified the elements of his paintings to reflect what he saw as the spiritual order underlying the visible world, creating a clear, universal aesthetic language within his canvases. His use of asymmetrical balance and a simplified pictorial vocabulary were crucial in the development of modern art. Mondrian is represented in his Cubism.

Paintings: The Grey Tree, Pier And Ocean, Composition With Large Red Plane, Yellow, Black, Gray, and Blue.

Periods: From Stijl, Modern Art, Cubism.