Mondrian’s arrival in London in 1938 confirmed the capital as a centre for the avant- garde. In 1936 he showed this and other works in Abstract & Concrete| London’s first international exhibition of abstract art.
Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue
Mondrian and His Studios
56 x 55.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Date of work
Original: Oil on canvas 56 x 55.2 cm Tate, Lent from private collection 1981 (c) 2014 Mondrian / Holtzman Trust c/o HCR International
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch pioneer of abstract art and a founder of the De Stijl movement. During his lifetime he was celebrated for the purity of his abstract paintings and the methodical practice used to create them. Mondrian produced his most famous works from the 1920s, in his own style called Neo-Plasticism where he restricted his painting to a three colour palette and black grid system for which he is most famous. As well as being crucial to the development of modern art, his iconic abstract works still influence modern design and popular culture today.