The Shape of Things to Come; Night & Day
Byline: PHILIP HENSHER
Mondrian: Nature to Abstraction Tate Gallery, London Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) is one of those painters whose name immediately summons a particular image - horizontal and vertical, thick black lines on a white ground, with occasional squares of intense colour to wake up its serene purity. Produced in the last 20 years of his life, these geometric paintings have overshadowed his earlier work, which encompassed landscapes and still-lifes.
They are some of the loveliest and subtlest paintings of the century. The simplicity of the late paintings means that they're easily turned into posters, T-shirts and even logos, and when one comes across the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Shape of Things to Come; Night & Day. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: August 3, 1997. Page number: 37. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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