Mondrian and Abstract Art
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The paper describes the works and life of Piet Mondrian, the Dutch abstract painter. The paper traces the development of Mandarin's style from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1940s. The paper also shows how Mondrian was one of the pioneers of geometric abstract art.
From the Paper:"Abstract art can trace its origin to the later part of the 19th century when artists began to move away from simply imitating the physical world. Cubist and futurist paintings for example "represent highly abstracted interpretations of the material world" (Arnason, 217). The abstract painters began to use only color, shape and form to explore new artistic expressions. Hence modern abstract art can be called non-representational and non-objective. One of the most important movements in the development of modern abstract art was the De Stijl group in the Netherlands, which began in 1917. The group wanted to create "the art 'for clarity, for certainty, and for order" (Arnason, 231)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Arnason, H.H. History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture Architecture, Photography, 4th Edition. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1998
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