Looking at Mondrian

Looking at Mondrian

One of our featured artists in the Tremendous Trees box is Mondrian. Most famous for his primary colours and sharp lines, he also experimented by simplifying the shapes of trees. The trunks and branches that he painted become a network of horizontal and vertical lines. Mondrian’s awe of trees grew out of his earlier landscape painting. Nature was his inspiration, but he kept true to his theories of abstraction: “I want to come as close as possible to the truth, and abstract everything from that until I reach the foundation of things.” (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/mondrian-the-tree-a-t02211)

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