Geometric motifs with red yellow black and blue

Composition with Blue, Red, Yellow, and Black, 1922

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Gift of Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  65.5

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Like many artists living in Paris in 1912, Piet Mondrian experimented with Cubism—depicting a subject from multiple viewpoints at once, often creating a fractured and disjointed image. After returning to Holland in 1914, he developed his own brand of abstraction, reducing natural forms to simplified geometric patterns. Unlike the Cubists, Mondrian eventually abandoned recognizable subjects even as a starting point, adopting instead a rational and intellectual style that he called Neo-Plasticism.

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Title
Composition with Blue, Red, Yellow, and Black
Artist Life
1872–1944
Role
Artist
Accession Number
65.5
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Geometric motifs with red yellow black and blue