- Name: Piet Mondrian
- Born: 03/07/1872
- Died: 02/01/1944 (71 years old)
Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Dutch:[ˈpitər ˈmɔndrijaːn]), after 1906 Piet Mondrian (/ /, also US: /- -/, Dutch:[pit ˈmɔndrijɑn]; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.
Birth Name: Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan
Works: Evening; Red Tree, Gray Tree, Composition with Red Blue and Yellow, Broadway Boogie Woogie, Victory Boogie Woogie
Alias: Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan
Birth Place: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Piet Mondrian quotes :
The positive and negative states of being bring about action. They cause the loss of balance and of happiness. They cause the eternal revolutions - the changes that follow one upon the other. They explain why happiness cannot be achieved in time.Piet Mondrian
Things are beautiful or ugly only in time and space. The new man's vision being liberated from these two factors, all is unified in one unique beauty.Piet Mondrian
If the universal is the essential, then it is the basis of all life and art. Recognizing and uniting with the universal therefore gives us the greatest aesthetic satisfaction, the greatest emotion of beauty.Piet Mondrian