Farm near Duivendrecht

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1916

Artist:

Piet Mondrian
Dutch, 1872–1944

About this artwork

Though Piet Mondrian is best known for his nonrepresentational paintings, his basic vision was rooted in landscape. He was particularly inspired by the flat topography of his native Holland, a subject he returned to even after he had begun working in an abstract style after attending an exhibition of the Cubist paintings of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in 1911. Mondrian first sketched this farm around 1905. Nine of the twenty known related paintings and drawings of the farm, however, were created later, during World War I. Mondrian likely returned to the subject because his wartime patrons generally preferred his earlier naturalistic compositions to his recent experiments with Cubism.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 393

Artist

Piet Mondrian

Title

Farm near Duivendrecht

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1911–1921

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, l.r.: "Piet Mondriaan"

Dimensions

34 × 42 1/2 in. (86.3 × 107.9 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Dolly J. van der Hoop Schoenberg

Reference Number

2001.479

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