20th Century Art




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Feeling that Analytical Cubism did not go far enough, did not represent pure reality, Mondrian developed Neo-Plasticism (1917-1928). His new style reflected the desire for standardization in the contemporary machine age. Its precision and purity were perfect for the “new man” in Utopian society. Mondrian worked in artistic solitude.

*** Mondrian believed that abstraction was intellectually pure and “natural” and that linear, vertical and horizontal arrangements were inherently harmonious.


Composition Number 3, 1935

Artist: Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)


Composition Number 10, 1939

Artist: Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)


Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942

Artist: Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)


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Kathleen Grisham
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