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Farm near Duivendrecht

Piet Mondrian, 1916
Farm near Duivendrecht, Piet Mondrian
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Farm near Duivendrecht is an Early Modernist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Piet Mondrian in 1916. It lives at the Art Institute of Chicago in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Farm. SourceDownload

This small farm in Holland was a preoccupation of Mondrian, who made 20 paintings and drawings of it over the course of his life. He first sketched the farm in 1905, but returned to the subject during WWI, as a break from his experiments in developing fully abstract art.

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