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Piet Mondrian
[Dutch Neo-Plasticist Painter, 1872-1944]

• Also known as:  Piet Mondriaan
• Relationships: Member of the Abstraction-Creation Group in Paris, 1930s.
Member of the American Abstract Artists group.
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Everything in his life was reasoned or calculated. He was a compulsive neurotic and could never bear to see anything disordered or untidy. He seemed to suffer acutely, for instance, if a table had not been laid with perfect symmetry.
- Hannah Höch on Piet Mondrian, quoted by Edouard Roditi


    Piet Mondrian Works Online    
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Original works by Piet Mondrian available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Mondrian day dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
7 works online when last checked

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Composition No. 12 with Blue

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Composition No. 1 with Grey and Red 1938 / Composition with Red 1939, 1938-39

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
3 works online

Notable SitePiet Mondrian at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Fox Trot B

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Brabant Farmyard

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trees, ca.1912

Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Line of Trees in Marshy Landscape, 1905/06

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (in Italian)  

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
Victory Boogie Woogie, 1942-44

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Composition, 1914
Abstraction, 1939-42

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "M"

Piet Mondrian in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Saskatchewan

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow eight times)

Musée Maurice Denis, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (in French)  
Femmes dans un bois

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
18 works by Mondrian

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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6 works by Piet Mondrian online

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

State Museums of Florence, Italy
Self-portrait, 1918

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
Lozenge Composition with Two Lines, 1931

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2007 exhibition

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
3 paintings online

Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
(Click the "Modern" category, then see the work in the first row of thumbnails)

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
Composition XIV, 1913

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SitePiet Mondrian
Website about Piet Mondrian and his paintings

Notable SitePiet Mondrian at The Artchive

Notable SitePiet Mondrian at The Athenaeum
9 works online

Notable SitePiet Mondrian in the WebMuseum

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Piet Mondrian at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for a work from a 2007 exhibition

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Scroll down for 2 works from the 2005 exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The ArtFile

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMondriaanhuis Foundation, Netherlands (in Dutch)  
Some background information on the artist, but no artwork whatsoever


Kubisme (Cubism) (in Dutch)  

Repository of Abstract Art

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Theobald Jennings Fine Art Dealers, London, UK -- Notable past sales
Composition with Blue, Yellow, Red and Grey, 1922

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Piet Mondrian  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Tate Gallery, London, UK
Biography only

The Art Story

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
Richard Smith on Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie

Time Magazine
"Pursuit of the Square", 1971 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Purifying Nature", 1995 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"A Disciple's Progress", 1973 article by Robert Hughes

Interactive game allowing web surfers to create Mondrian-like images

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Mondrian's Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Piet Mondrian's New York City 2

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings

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Mondrian: On the Humanity of Abstract Painting

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Natural Reality and Abstract Reality

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Masters of Art: Mondrian

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Mondrian: Cameo


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