Mondrian: Pioneer of Western Geometric Abstract Painting School
In the past three centuries, there have been three painters in the history of Dutch art: Rembrandt in the 17th century, Van Gogh in the 19th century, and Mondrian in the 20th century.
Mondrian was a pioneer of the Western geometric abstract painting school. He believed that art should be completely separated from the external form of nature, with the purpose of expressing the spirit of abstraction, pursuing the absolute realm of the unity of man and god, that is, "pure abstraction."
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Landscape"
In 1917, after experiencing the baptism of Dutch school, impressionism and expressionism, Mondrian founded the style school and developed He developed a unique concept of composition and combined the basic elements of painting with the arrangement of geometric figures to establish a unique new plasticism.
Mondrian painted realistic figures and landscapes in his early years. Later, he gradually simplified the form of trees into a purely abstract composition of horizontal and vertical lines. From the deep introspection and insight, he created the beauty of universal order and balance. . He admired the beauty of straight lines and advocated that through right angles, one could observe the inner peace of everything.
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "The Windmill at Dusk"
In Mondrian's geometric paintings, the changeable natural scene is led to a limited modeling expression, making straight lines Combine with colors to form large and small squares to produce a rhythmic picture.
The simple modeling structure interprets the vitality and rhythm of the theme, guiding the viewer to break through the shackles of the old image, releasing the viewer's vision, and discovering the true essence of life.
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Trees on the Rhine"
In Mondrian's visual world, only abstract geometric forms can express nature itself, allowing viewers to see The true essence is the responsibility of plastic arts.
The practice of this responsibility purifies the human mind and enlightens humanity through the power shown by the vision, and then pursues a harmonious life of mankind and removes the tragedy of inequality in society. This is the noble goal of Mondrian Art.
Mondrian's oil painting art work: "Gray and Yellow Composition"
In Mondrian's pen, the changeable natural scene is led to a limited modeling expression. This way It seems very rigid, but the changes are endless.
The grid formed by straight lines and colors produces a musical picture, which represents the basic characteristics of the universe as seen between vertical and horizontal, between tension and harmony, and between positive and negative and yin and yang. The principle of new plasticism is to establish a new art and a new world for humans in the future.
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Sunset Landscape"
Based on this ideal, Mondrian chose a painter for his lifelong career and career. His painting career went from the traditional realism at the beginning to the brilliant and bright painting style at the end. It was the result of his loneliness and displacement, but his calmness, patience, and uncompromising courage to move forward. He was always enterprising throughout his life. His spirit opened up a new way of art.
Mondrian's oil painting art works: "Red Tree"
Mondrian upholds the consistent belief of "forever diligence", and its spiritual connotation far exceeds his paintings. His works are Human painting and life have opened up a new horizon, not just a revolution in aesthetics.
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Windmill on the Water"
Mondrian died at the age of 80. He devoted his long and rich life to the search for a kind of life, which is a life without hesitation or separation. Constantly track the diameter, stick to the faith, and continue to work hard to seek goals.
When he was alive, apart from the stylistic group and a few familiar friends, his works often did not receive understanding and support, and he was even lonely.
Mondrian's oil painting art work: "Constitution"
The world's lack of knowledge of Mondrian's works has never made him compromise, and the difficulties in life have made his creation become five buckets of rice.
Mondrian pursued harmony and regarded it as a lifelong task to practice it. This pursuit revealed the meaning of Mondrian's painting and finally achieved the paintings and art he wanted.
The contemporary art created by Mondrian from his experience has constructed a bridge between the modern and the future for later generations. His art of painting is a dawn of human spirit leading to a harmonious world.
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Seascape"
Mondrian's oil painting artwork: "Landscape with waterways"