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
Composition Number 10, 1939
Broadway Boogie Woogie, 1942
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