Composition, Blue and Yellow, 1936. Composition, Bleu, Jaune, 1936.
Four color serigraph (the white is actually a color too) derived from the painting of 1936. 1957 – Mine is numbered 132 in pencil from the edition of 300. Edition arranged with the agreement of the Mondrian Estate by Vasarely and Seuphor, Paris 1957. Printed at the studio of Arcay, Paris. Published by Galerie Denise René Paris 1957.
(Note: Original painting – Washington DC, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution)
Brilliant fresh impression with excellent unfaded colours. On pale cream smooth wove paper. Excellent original condition; not restored. Full margins. Sheet: 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 ins.
Image : 15 1/4 x 15 ins (386x380mm)
Acquired at auction in September 2011
A Bonham’s Auction lot for 88/300 in this set.
More information on Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of the Dutch modern movement De Stijl, is recognized for the purity of his abstractions and methodical practice by which he arrived at them. He radically simplified the elements of his paintings to reflect what he saw as the spiritual order underlying the visible world, creating a clear, universal aesthetic language within his canvases. In his best known paintings from the 1920s, Mondrian reduced his shapes to lines and rectangles and his palette to fundamental basics pushing past references to the outside world toward pure abstraction. His use of asymmetrical balance and a simplified pictorial vocabulary were crucial in the development of modern art, and his iconic abstract works remain influential in design and familiar in popular culture to this day.