“Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1935) by Piet Mondrian

3 thoughts on ““Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue” (1935) by Piet Mondrian”

    1. Hey Chris,

      Les Fauves apparently means “The Wild Beasts” – their painting basically looked a bit crazy compared to what had gone before, particularly it’s use of bright and bold, although unrealistic, colour. It looks quite primitive compared to more representational earlier stuff, and it starts to get a bit abstract. When you get to Mondrian, he’s taken abstraction and use of colour much further.

      Having said that, I’m not sure if “fauvist” is actually a word…

  1. Loving the little nuggets of art history! Apparently he was into Theosophy – ‘arts, religions and science will lead us to enlightenment’. And this painting is part of that gospel – “a ‘dynamic equilibrium’, which he hoped would work on the individual spirit and have wider social implications” (Tate). Which sounds like the whole modernist idea, I guess.

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