Piet Mondrian is a Dutch artist known for making paintings that are abstract. Art that is abstract does not show things that are recognisable such as people, objects or landscapes, and instead artists use colours, shapes and textures to achieve their effect. Plus, did you know Mondrian was passionate about dancing? It is said that he disliked slow traditional dances like the Tango, but enjoyed high energy, fast dancing styles!
When Mondrian made his paintings, he would always mix his own colours, never using the paint directly out of a tube. In his work, you will see that he often works with primary colours, red yellow and blue, like in the piece above.
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Teacher: Anjana Nair