About Mondrian Medium Desk Box – Neutral Colors
This beautiful and elegant Mondrian Medium Desk Box made in wood lacquered in a resin layer is part of Pacific Connection’s tribute to the 20th-century Dutch artist Piet Mondrian; displaying a pattern and color-scheme inspired in Mondrian’s work “Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow” (1930). Each layer is individually hand-polished taking several days, to create the unique, deep, rich finish which is impervious to heat and alcohol. This oil painting consists of geometric figures, in particular variations of squares and rectangles. The painting was born from the ‘De Stijl’ movement, one of the major modern movements focused on Neo-Plasticism and co-founded by Mondrian. The horizontal lines signify a sense of rest and calm, while the vertical lines communicate a sense of height. Working together as an overall piece, the lines create a sense of stability and solidarity. Piet Mondrian was attempting to portray this sense of stability through his paintings and evoke feelings of a utopian society rather than face the instability of the world in its current state. In his career and in his life Mondrian went through different phases. He started with classic landscape painting with a realist style and refined portraits with numerous details. Then in the search of his own style and true expression he was enlightened by simplicity. He re-found himself in a painting style based on essential shapes and basic colors stripping away artistic compositions from unnecessary adornments. Mondrian Medium Desk Box – Neutral Colors:
- Dimensions: 8″ x 6″x 3.5″H inches
- Weight: 3 lbs (est)
- Material: Wood lacquered in resin.
- Inspired in the 20th-century artist Piet Mondrian’s work “Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow” (1930)
- © Piet Mondrian
About Piet Mondrian
Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan was born on March 7, 1872, in Amersfoort in the Netherlands and was the second child of his parents. From an early age, Mondrian was introduced to art, since his father was a qualified drawing teacher and also the Head Teacher at a local primary school. Mondrian and his uncle Fritz would often travel together to the nearby river to draw and paint the days away. In 1892, he entered the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam and realized that he was already qualified as a teacher. Piet Mondrian began teaching primary education soon after and practiced his painting on the side. Most of his work at the time was of a naturalistic or Impressionistic nature, consisting mostly of landscapes and other pastoral images of his native Netherlands.