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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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The abstract art of Mondrian is ideally suited as an art print reproduction for a modern, minimalist home.

Mondrian paintings come from the career of famous Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, who remains amongst the most significant Abstract artists from the early 20th century, at a time when these modern art movements were working art to receive academic acceptance. It took innovative artists like Piet Mondrian to persuade the art world that these new art movements were of integrity and quality, and were also here to stay for years to come. Mondrianpaintings.com will bring you the finest paintings to have come from Piet Mondrian's career as well as including information on the life of the artist too.

The Netherlands has an impressive history within art thanks in the main to the Dutch Golden Age which offered some of the finest landscape painting in the world, but Piet Mondrian came much later than this high point, and his style was clearly very different to other painters who had put Dutch art on the map. Mondrian was typical of a modern artist, strong willed and confident that his own art movement would eventually make it into the mainstream as an accepted and respected art form.

Piet Mondrian paintings are fimrly in the realms of abstraction but it is important to remember that actually Mondrian covered various different styles in his early days as a young artist, before settling on a modern art style that he most preferred and would stick with for the rest of his career. This path was similar to that of Spanish painter Joan Miro and Russian Wassily Kandinsky who also settled on abstract art after years of development in which they successfully incorporated several styles into their portfolio.

The National Gallery painting above was a popular composition using Piet Mondrian's usual choices of primary and secondary colours in simple but unusual matrixes which have become instantly recognisable as Mondrian. In many examples from his career, the artist would use black lines to separate sections of colour within his composition, with reds, blues, yellows, whites and greys as his prefered colours for these objects, which would normally be squares. Mondrian Prints are very popular choices for fans of abstract contemporary art, as are art prints, giclee prints and paintings as stretched canvases.

This website covers Mondrian in detail and examines the very best of his prints. Click on the link below to see a full gallery of the best Mondrian prints available to buy online or look further down the page to read more about this great artist. Famous Mondrian paintings include New York City, Broadway Boogie Woogie, Composition No. III Blanc-Jaune, Rhythm of Black Lines, Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red, Vertical Composition with Blue and White, Composition 8 and Composition 10. You can also read about Mondrian paintings here. Piet Mondrian is an artist who originally went with a traditional style, depicting trees and landscapes in attractive but conventional ways.

Similarly to Kandinsky this initial mainstream art was then later replaced by a bolder, far more inventive abstract format that pushed the boundaries of art at that time in new directions. These abstract forms came in lines, squares and circles similar to those of Russian Malevich. Mondrian prints experiment constantly with the same themes once he had reached his most preferred style. The use of primary colours contrasting with whites and blacks made an immediate impression and still interest people today by seeming strangely modern still.