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

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Piet Mondrian 1872–1944
Composition C (No.III) with Red, Yellow and Blue
Date 1935
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 560 x 552 mm
frame: 717 x 708 x 64 mm
Lent from a private collection 1981
On long term loan

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Mondrian’s arrival in London in 1938 confirmed the capital as a centre for the avant-garde. In 1936 he had shown this and other works in Abstract & Concrete, London’s first international exhibition of abstract art.

Mondrian’s non-figurative paintings – planes of primary colour with black and white – convey what he described as a ‘dynamic equilibrium’, which he hoped would work on the individual spirit and have wider social implications.

February 2010

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