The importance of Piet Mondrian in twentieth century

In different conversations with well-informed people in art history we mention Piet Mondrian. However, it is a classic in conversations of most of people when they get into a museum or see contemporary art, that is: How can a red and blue square painted on canvas be a work of art? Here we give you a brief comment about the importance of these squares painted on canvas, about the Dutch artists that innovated the contemporary art…


  1. Creator of his own movement: Neoplatisticism was a pioneering movement, created by Piet Mondrian himself that proposed an aesthetic based in simplicity of ways and use of primary colors plus black and white.
  2. Participation in De Stijl group:  Movement founded by Theo Van Doesburg, whose objective was adding arts, such as a full piece of work, with an architectural base of 17 points, as shape, elements (light, function,  materials and others); economy of materials, functionality among others.
  3. From naturalism to primary colors: The artist’s career begins with his interest in naturalism and impressionism, however as it was evolved and approached different European movements, it was make him stronger with his palette of primary colors. To reach the point of, due to the influence of cubism and geometric abstraction, fully eliminate colors that are far from red, blue and yellow.Also Check… A glance at “Composition” of Piet Mondrian.
  4. Influences in design and decoration: Due to de simplicity of his works and most of his compositions, Mondrian directly influenced the different ways of design and decorations of the twentieth century.



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