Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Piet Mondrain, Revisited

Tableau I
Piet Mondrain  1921
Absolutely gorgeous weather here in Washington today.  It started out inspiringly foggy and ended up beautifully warm and sunny.  Bill and I were out for a Sunday drive and hike through the gorge, and happened upon a fun antique/junk store in Carson, Washington.  I think it was called a Trading Post.  Maybe because I had just blogged about Mondrain, the colorfully arranged glass jars in their geometric boxes brought his images to mind.  So, here's my version of his later works, along with a reposting of Tableau I from yesterday.  I have to say, I don't know much about the development of his Neoplasticism style (beyond what I've read on Wiki), and I suppose he's just looking to achieve interesting balance, but I like to imagine that he has looked at a landscape scene and reduced it to rectangles, shades of white, and dominant primary colors. If this were the case, then I'd love to see a picture of what his abstract paintings are representing. That would be interesting to me!


Linda W. said...

Carson has the best brewpub! Next time you're there, try Backwoods.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I really like this four-square composition. Maybe Mondrian was inspired by glass jars on a shelf - why not?

TexWisGirl said...

that's a good one!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I love how studying art, especially in museums affects how & what I see in the world out there.