slide school | piet mondrian

slide school is a bi-weekly education session (with myself ;) in which i attempt to remember bits and pieces i learned about specific artworks in my university art history classes. i get to peek at my notes, but not online. for more details about slide school - visit this post.

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*if you are doing some sort of school project and ended up here, please note i cannot guarantee that any of this information below is even remotely accurate!

title | okay...all of his works are titled pretty much the same "red, yellow and blue" 
artist | piet modrian
date | hmmm, my guess is about 1943
medium | no idea - these modern masters used acrylics and gouache but some of them stuck with old favourites like oil. i'm going to say that mondrian was an oil man. 
art historical period | modern
three facts | mondrian's work is not about being a literal representation of things but rather a celebration of line and colour. i was taught that if you squint and put your thumb in front of your face to cover one of the colours than the painting will appear incomplete. for mondrian, every thing was completely intentional. the goal is rhythm, not pattern.

title | this one specifically is "composition no. iii with red, yellow and blue" creative huh?
artist | correct
date | 1935 (not too far off, but once you get into the twentieth century accuracy is key)
medium | cooooorrect!
art historical period | neoplasticism (really? okay fine)


  1. Haha, what a fun game! Stretching back to art school in my mind I wouldn't have nailed neoplasticism either :)

  2. These are my favourite posts!

  3. Fun idea! I look forward to seeing more of these posts. I love art, but I never studied it.


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