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Inspired by Mondrian

There was a before and an after Piet Mondrian in the history of art. During the first half of the 20th century, the Dutch painter participated in many of the avant-garde movements, seeking for new pictorial approaches through colours and rhythm, which he associated with his deep interest for Jazz.


Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) entered the National Academy of the Beaux-Arts in 1892. He was obsessed with the idea of imparting a “universal beauty" to his canvases. Behind the artist's painting there had to be an idea, touching upon the notions of symbolism. His attraction for the movement was concretised when he met the Dutch painter Jan Toorop, an artist who mixed pictorial symbolism with Art nouveau. Little by little, Mondrian freed himself from figurative art to develop an abstract style and get closer to the subject's inner essence.


Van Gogh's oeuvre also had a substantial impact on Piet Mondrian's painting. The vibrant lyricism of the reds ribbed with blue-greys in his canvas Devotie (1908) was deeply inspired by Van Gogh. Little by little, Mondrian started incorporating abstraction to his productions, which made him the iconic Modernist painter that we know today.  


In 1904, Mondrian discovered the spiritual movement of theosophy, which argued for a cosmic perception of the world. The artist was sensitive to this conception that was more spiritual than the art itself. Drawing inspiration from this world conception, the painter sought to create a transcendental art, which he achieved by decomposing simple shapes and contrasting saturated colours. After being part of the cubist movement, Mondrian created a new pictorial language along with Kandinsky, Kupka, Picabia, Robert and Sonia Delaunay. Abstract art differentiated itself from cubism as these artists sought an abstraction that was purer and close to the truth, as Mondrian often highlighted.


At the height of his art, Piet Mondrian refused all forms of material from nature to reveal the essence itself. He only wished to express his creations through straight lines and primary colours. Mondrian established himself as the master of abstraction and successfully created a universal artistic language to make sense of the absurd surrounding world. “Composition I in Red, Blue, and Yellow" became the new “Luncheon on the Grass": a manifesto that inspired many future generations of artists.


In this selection, you'll find artworks by contemporary artists who are paying tribute to this icon of Modernism.

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Digital (Voire), Couleur et contraste, Painting

Digital (Voire)

Couleur et contraste, 2017
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$934

Our recommendations Jean-Charles De Castelbajac, Un monde riant, Print

Jean-Charles De Castelbajac

Un monde riant, 2017
35 x 23.8 inch
Print

$572

Evrard & Koch, Hors Cadre #1.3, Sculpture

Evrard & Koch

Hors Cadre #1.3, 2015
51.2 x 31.5 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$11,090

Chris Carpi, Giallo Dominante, Painting

Chris Carpi

Giallo Dominante, 1982
39.4 x 40.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,218

Manuel Perez Lopez, Bosque III, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Bosque III, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$304

Naty Dreux Brézé, B- 31, Sculpture

Naty Dreux Brézé

B- 31, 2017
22.8 x 14.2 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,125

Narciso Debourg, Untitled, Drawing

Narciso Debourg

Untitled, 1952
11.8 x 9.4 inch
Drawing

$1,440

Paméla (Pam) de Rouvray, Monopoly (Mondripoly - Hommage à Mondrian ), Painting

Paméla (Pam) de Rouvray

Monopoly (Mondripoly - Hommage à Mondrian ), 2017
21.7 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,156

Geoff Catlow, Mini Chorus 1, Drawing

Geoff Catlow

Mini Chorus 1, 2015
13 x 13 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$650

Our recommendations Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled - Blue II, Print

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Untitled - Blue II, 1991
32 x 37 inch
Print

$3,000

Bre, BRE BarcelonaTricolor, Painting

Bre

BRE BarcelonaTricolor, 2014
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,751

Hermann Amann, Trois couleurs primaires rassemblant 6 à 21, Drawing

Hermann Amann

Trois couleurs primaires rassemblant 6 à 21, 1978
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,109

Rainer Splitt, Serie Tierra Líquida, Painting

Rainer Splitt

Serie Tierra Líquida, 2015
66.9 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,841

Ian Philip, Cœur Mural Mondrian, Sculpture

Ian Philip

Cœur Mural Mondrian, 2019
16.5 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$1,809

Our recommendations Gaspard Mitz, Partie à trois, Sculpture

Gaspard Mitz

Partie à trois, 2014
7.9 x 7.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$759

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Mondrian II, Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Mondrian II, 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$595 $700

Our recommendations Alessandra Bisi, Stella Is, Painting

Alessandra Bisi

Stella Is, 2016
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Painting

$1,488 $1,751

Mel Ramos, Tea at 5 pm (Mondrian and Wesselmann), Sculpture

Mel Ramos

Tea at 5 pm (Mondrian and Wesselmann), 2008
24 x 28 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$9,000

Vicki McFarland, Bright Sky, Painting

Vicki McFarland

Bright Sky, 2017
42.1 x 42.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,265

Dominique Mulhem, Splash Mao, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Splash Mao, 2015
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$5,253

Vicki McFarland, Blessed, Painting

Vicki McFarland

Blessed, 2017
50 x 59.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,852

Sylvie Colson, Perpendiculaire (N°45), Painting

Sylvie Colson

Perpendiculaire (N°45), 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,385

Richard Caldicott, Untitled, 2014 (Id. 382), Drawing

Richard Caldicott

Untitled, 2014 (Id. 382), 2014
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,624

Dominique Mulhem, Marilyn Mondrian, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Marilyn Mondrian, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$5,253

Dominique Mulhem, Campbells mondrian, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Campbells mondrian, 2015
15.7 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$4,086

Dominique Mulhem, Campbell's Mondrian, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Campbell's Mondrian, 2018
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$5,253

Jean-Pierre Petit, L'été approche, Painting

Jean-Pierre Petit

L'été approche, 2016
33.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$759

Audrey Stone, Holding it together, Painting

Audrey Stone

Holding it together, 2014
17.3 x 17.3 inch
Painting

$2,404

Gottfried Honegger, Composition 3 carrés (vert), Print

Gottfried Honegger

Composition 3 carrés (vert), 2015
28 x 24 x 0.8 inch
Print

$292

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz, Hommage à Mondrian, Painting

Jean-Michel Gnidzaz

Hommage à Mondrian, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,852

Jean-Pierre Petit, Aussi loin que les nuages, Painting

Jean-Pierre Petit

Aussi loin que les nuages, 2016
16.1 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$584

Haydée Montesco, Marilyn Monroe, Drawing

Haydée Montesco

Marilyn Monroe, 2018
16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch
Drawing

$233

Parenteau-Denoël, Canned Mondrian, Sculpture

Parenteau-Denoël

Canned Mondrian, 2019
5.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$525

Joanne Freeman, Moonwalk H, Painting

Joanne Freeman

Moonwalk H, 2015
12 x 12 inch
Painting

$3,898

Jean Feinberg, P4.15, Painting

Jean Feinberg

P4.15, 2015
25.2 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,429

Manuel Perez Lopez, Nenufares, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Nenufares, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$304

Art Grafts, Mondrian Minion, Print

Art Grafts

Mondrian Minion, 2018
31.9 x 24.8 inch
Print

$934

Manuel Perez Lopez, Flor negra, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Flor negra, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$304

Prichard van Nimmerdor, Inspired by De Stijl, Painting

Prichard van Nimmerdor

Inspired by De Stijl, 2019
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,088

Sezam, Sezam Vintage, Painting

Sezam

Sezam Vintage, 2015
35 x 45.7 inch
Painting

$2,568

Catherine Théry, Corpus Mundi - Hommage à  Mondrian, Photography

Catherine Théry

Corpus Mundi - Hommage à Mondrian, 2016
43.3 x 43.3 x 2.8 inch
Photography

$4,086

Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Pattern 1, Boston, Photography

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Pattern 1, Boston, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Photography

$776

Peter Rossiter, Three Plus One, Painting

Peter Rossiter

Three Plus One, 2016
22 x 17.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,459

Prichard van Nimmerdor, Vacation, Painting

Prichard van Nimmerdor

Vacation, 2008
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,907

Al Held, Jewel of Dalmatia, Print

Al Held

Jewel of Dalmatia, 1991
29.1 x 36.6 inch
Print

$3,502

Jirapat Tatsanasomboon, Hanuman is Upset! (after Piet Mondrian), Painting

Jirapat Tatsanasomboon

Hanuman is Upset! (after Piet Mondrian), 2017
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$10,506

Maitree Siriboon, Mondrian Buffalo , Photography

Maitree Siriboon

Mondrian Buffalo , 2014
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$2,160

Patricio Cabrera, Estantería con paisaje, Painting

Patricio Cabrera

Estantería con paisaje, 2017
40 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$5,370

Ian Philip, Skate Mondrian YSL, Painting

Ian Philip

Skate Mondrian YSL, 2018
31.5 x 7.9 x 2 inch
Painting

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Peter Klasen, Hommage à Mondrian, Painting

Peter Klasen

Hommage à Mondrian, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

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Cathie Berthon, Cubes 3, Sculpture

Cathie Berthon

Cubes 3, 2018
39.4 x 9.8 x 2 inch
Sculpture

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Ava, Paper Plane - Flying Piet, Sculpture

Ava

Paper Plane - Flying Piet, 2018
25.6 x 5.9 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

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Gottfried Honegger, Composition 3 carrés, Print

Gottfried Honegger

Composition 3 carrés, 2015
28 x 24 x 0.8 inch
Print

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Manuel Perez Lopez, Casas y personas, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Casas y personas, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

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Di Lorenzo, Art, Sculpture

Di Lorenzo

Art, 2016
17.7 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
Sculpture

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