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I got to spend a few hours at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City yesterday.

I love seeing the size of paintings that we see in books and then realize how large…or small they really are.

 

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Piet Mondrian 1908-10, Evening Red Tree_oil

An early Piet Mondrian 1908-10, Evening Red Tree, oil

 

Piet Mondriaan, 1930, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow

Piet Mondrian, 1930, Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow

Today in New York City in 1944 Piet Mondrian died.

Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondrian was a Dutch painter.

“He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.”

You can learn more about him by clicking here and reading about him on Wikipedia.  Once I saw a private small airplane painted like the red, blue and yellow neoplasticism style.  I couldn’t get my camera out fast enough to get a photo of it.  I still think of it every time I see one of Mondrian’s paintings.

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