A little-known facet of Mondrian showcased by The Figurative Mondrian

A little-known facet of Mondrian showcased by The Figurative Mondrian

Piet Mondrian, born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, is world renowned as the pioneer of abstract art. We all remember his compositions made up of straight lines and pure colours of red, yellow and blue against a white background, delimited with black. But are you familiar with Mondrian, the figurative painter? His landscapes, his portraits and his depictions of flowers marked by Impressionism, Luminism, Fauvism and Symbolism? For me, this was a real discovery of a completely new facet of the artist. Thanks to the art collector Salomon B. Slijper, some 60 pieces by Mondrian, never before seen in France, are on display for the first time in Paris at the Musée Marmottan Monet. As suggested by its name, you can also admire some of the greatest work by Claude Monet there. In fact, in 1966, the museum became the residuary legatee of Claude Monet.

In addition, you can enjoy a stroll, a boat trip or a bicycle ride through the nearby gigantic, sumptuous Bois de Boulogne. Enjoy a wonderful family outing which will delight young and old alike.

Piet MONDRIAN – Portrait d’une jeune fille – 1908 – Huile
sur toile sur panneau © Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands

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