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Mondrian expected them to affect both domains, and for the better. He was one of
the last great painters to believe that his paintings could change the objective
conditions of human life. He was far more certain of that than CÚzanne had been.
By 1912, Mondrian's paintings were calmer, though no less ardently realized as
form, and their calligraphic flourishes had given way to a measured examination
of space which, he hoped, would reveal a spiritual continuity throughout nature, ...
141 Piet Mondrian Pier and Ocean 1915 Oil on canvas 34# x 45+ ins
Gemeentesmuseum, The Hague 139 Piet Mondrian The Red Tree 1908 Oil on
canvas 27# x 4o ins: Gemeentesmuseum, The Hague 14o Piet Mondrian The
Grey Tree 1912 ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
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Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review