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Composition in Black and Gray

Piet Mondrian, 1919
Composition in Black and Gray, Piet Mondrian
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Composition in Black and Gray is a De Stijl Oil on Canvas Painting created by Piet Mondrian in 1919. It lives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Grids, Abstract Art, Geometric Art and Shaped Canvas. SourceDownload

Piet Mondrian’s work evolved from expressionistic landscapes toward full De Stijl abstraction, and this painting, from a series of four grid-based artworks marks the last step before the final form of his mature style.

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