Early Works of Mondrian on Display in Paris through January 2020

The Musée Marmottan Monet, 2 rue Louis Boilly – 75016 Paris, Trocadéro – Passy – 16e Arrondissement, is hosting an exhibition, “Mondrian’s figurative work,” of the Dutch Master Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) from 12 September 2019 to 26 January 2020.  Lesser known to the general public, Mondrian, a contemporary of Picasso and Giacometti, is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century.  Better recognized for his abstract art, early on he restricted himself to several themes—mills, trees, farms, flowers, and portraits.  The term “figurative art” refers to works where the subject matter of the artist retains aspects of the real world.  Hence these works are the heart of the exhibit except for an abstract or two to link his celebrity.  Seventy of Mondrian’s canvases are on display including a number designated as masterpieces in the Kunstmuseum in The Hague.  Half of the works presented in the exhibition are being transported to Paris for the first time.


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