In the footsteps of Piet Mondrian – at a considerable distance!



Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) probably produced the most easily recognised style of all painters.  His trademark grids of horizontal and vertical black lines on a white background with squares or rectangles of primary colours immediately identify the artist.  And yet Mondrian, in his early career, was a traditional Dutch landscape painter.  Gradually his work became increasingly abstract, particularly after he became familiar with the Cubist paintings of Picasso and Braques.  Any hint of figurative representation disappeared and the geometric abstract  style evolved. Balance, rhythm and harmony became dominant features.   Mondrian’s mature works are generally accepted as the first examples of purely abstract paintings.

I enjoyed creating my own ‘in the style of Mondrian’ image using Photoshop.


Filed under Abstract photos, Art, Colour, Minimalist, Pattern, Uncategorized

4 responses to “In the footsteps of Piet Mondrian – at a considerable distance!

  1. It’s a pretty good effort! I like your ‘twist’ on his style with your use of grey horizontals 🙂

    • It’s a fascinating experience to create ‘in the style of’ pictures. Decision making and trying to decide ‘why’ and ‘how’ present a challenge at every stage but also lead to a greater understanding an appreciation of the artist’s work.
      The grey lines were originally an accident, but I liked them so they stayed!

  2. A nice homage to a great artist – I always loved those paintings.

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