Farm with tree by Piet Mondriaan
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Piet Mondriaan

Farm with tree 1906 - 1907

PaintOil paintPanelWoodBoard
76 ⨯ 64 cm
€ 100.000

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About the artwork

Provenance: collection painter Thijs Sterk (1913-1982), Schoorl, ca. 1944.

Literature:
tent.cat. Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, 'Il Primo Mondrian: gli anni di Amsterdam (con un' appendice sul periodo cubista)', 1995, cat.nr. 30 (met afb. in kleur);
Robert P. Welsh, 'Piet Mondrian. Catalogue Raisonné of the Naturalistic Works (until early 1911)', Blaricum 1998, pag. 373-374, cat.nr. A542 (met afb.); Marty Bax (inl.), 'Mondriaan Compleet', Blaricum 2001, afb. pag. 419;
Katjuscha Otte e.a., 'Agatha Zethraeus (1872-1966). Vriendin, leerling en model van Piet Mondriaan', Amersfoort 2014, afb. in kleur pag. 56.

Exhibited:
Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, 'Il Primo Mondrian: gli anni di Amsterdam', 1995-1996;
Amersfoort, Mondriaanhuis, 'Zonen en Dochters van Amersfoort', 17 mei-12 sept. 2009;
Tsinandali, Georgië, Alexander Chavchavadze House-Museum, ‘Once Upon a time in Holland. The young Piet Mondrian and the Masters who inspired him’, 1 mei-30 juni 2011;
Amersfoort, Mondriaanhuis, 'Mondriaan in de polder', 8 sept. 2013-12 jan. 2014;
Winterswijk, Villa Mondriaan, 'Waar het allemaal begon', 20 maart-14 mei 2014;
Winterswijk, Villa Mondriaan, 'Mondriaan en zijn leermeesters', 16 mei-14 sept. 2014;
Amersfoort, Mondriaanhuis, 'Agatha Zethraeus (1872-1966). Vriendin, leerling en model van Piet Mondriaan', 5 okt. 2014-25 januari 2015.

Before Mondrian made the typically abstract compositions for which he became famous, he drew and painted landscapes, figures, flowers and still-lifes in a naturalist style. Between 1895 and 1908, he gradually detached himself from pictorial representation and experimented with colour, composition and a simplifying of forms. This ultimately led to depicting nature in abstract vertical and horizontal lines and planes in primary colours.

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Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.

Mondrian's arrival in Paris from the Netherlands in 1911 marked the beginning of a period of profound change. He encountered experiments in Cubism and with the intent of integrating himself within the Parisian avant-garde removed an 'a' from the Dutch spelling of his name (Mondriaan)

Before Mondrian made the typically abstract compositions for which he became famous, he drew and painted landscapes, figures, flowers and still-lifes in a naturalist style. Between 1895 and 1908, he gradually detached himself from pictorial representation and experimented with colour, composition and a simplifying of forms. This ultimately led to depicting nature in abstract vertical and horizontal lines and planes in primary colours.

He died in New York in 1944.