About Piet Mondrian Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red (1937–42)
This Piet Mondrian Jacquard Pillow is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows and is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. This pillow features Mondrian’s iconic work “Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red” made from 1937 to 1942 located at the Tate Modern Gallery in London. This painting shows various signs of extensive reworking. In particular, it seems that the surface was originally coated with flat paint and that most areas were afterwards overpainted with thicker, creamier paint and with brush-strokes at right angles to the original ones. The yellow rectangle at the top left-hand corner seems to belong to the early, thinly-painted phase, whereas the red square has been overpainted in thicker paint, as have all the larger rectangles of white. At some stage, the edges were taped to hide the tacks and then painted with white, except that the yellow was also carried round the edges. The last elements to be added were almost certainly the blue and red stripes towards the bottom, which are in his late style (as it was only in New York that he began to work with colored stripes instead of black ones). The initials and date must have been added shortly before the opening of his exhibition at the Valentine Gallery in January 1942, in which almost all the paintings had a double dating ending in ’42, and it would seem that he had forgotten by then exactly when it had been begun. More details on Piet Mondrian Jacquard Pillow – Musart on Pillows – Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red (1937-42):
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper
- Piet Mondrian, Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red. 1937-1942. Oil on Canvas. 36.10″ x 34.72″ x 2.48″ inches. Tate Modern Gallery, London.