The Waltham Review Wants You to Experience this Sequence of Paintings by Piet Mondrian

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Line of Trees in Marshy Landscape, Near Duivendrecht, 1905-1906
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Trees by the Gein, Moonrise, 1907
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Mill in Sunlight, 1908
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The Red Tree, 1908-1910
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Gray Tree, 1911
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Horizontal Tree, 1911
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Composition Trees II, 1912-1913
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Composition IV, 1914
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Composition with Color Fields, 1917
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Composition A, 1920
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Tableau I, 1921
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Composition in Red, Yellow, Blue, and Black 1926
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Victory Boogie Woogie 1942-1944

 

Thank you, Piet.


(Cover artwork: Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944) Mill in Sunlight 1908)

2 comments

  1. So evocative, especially since I find trees to be very spiritual. I also love the idea of letting readers experience the artwork, with no explanation. Readers are free to have their own experience, and come up with their own explanations.

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  2. Thanks Alan! The juxtaposition of these paintings creates an effect that is similar to poetry for me. We will do similar painting poetry at times in the future – putting things together so that the whole is more than the parts.

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