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PIET MONDRIAN Biography, History and Paintings
PIET MONDRIAN
(1872-1944) Founder of the DeStijl movement in 1917, Mondrian was one of the most original thinkers of early twentieth century art, as he pushed for a simplification in art, restricting his palette to the ‘plastic’ essentials of the primary colours.

Mondrian lived a fastidious lifestyle, was obsessively tidy, and elements of these personality traits can be seen in his pursuit of the abstract, through works such as Composition in Yellow and Blue of 1929.

Mondrian’s influence is clear in much advertisement art of the 1930s and thereafter, and furniture design, decorative and industrial design owes much to this Dutch artist.



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