Art of the Day – 2/20/14 (Broadway Boogie Woogie, Piet Mondrain)

20 Feb

Daily Artwork — “Broadway Boogie Woogie, Piet Mondrain, 1943”

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1943 — Broadway Boogie Woogie. Oil on Canvas. Neoplasticism style. Piet Mondrain (1872 – 1944). Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA.

“Considered Mondrian’s masterpiece, Broadway Boogie Woogie is a shimmering combination of multi-colored grid lines, complete with blocks of color, all in the primary palette. This piece represents another development in the unique style of the artist, which may have been the most profound…This painting represents Mondrian’s seminal work as an artist, and unlike much of his work, is not entirely non-representational. One can see the grid of the Manhattan city streets and feel the beat of the boogie woogie music of which Mondrian was so fond.” (Wikipaintings)
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