Bleu, Blanc et Jaune (Blue, White and Yellow)

Bleu, Blanc et Jaune (Blue, White and Yellow)

1932
Artist
Piet Mondrian, Dutch, 1872-1944
Born: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Work Locations: Netherlands, France, England, United States
Country
France
Object
painting
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Accession Number
1966.185
Credit Line
The Charles Francis Hendrie Memorial Collection

Piet Mondrian 
Bleu, Blanc et Jaune (Blue, White and Yellow), 1932
Oil paint on canvas
The Charles Francis Hendrie Memorial Collection, 1966.185

Dimensions
image height: 17 7/8 in, 45.4025 cm; image width: 17 7/8 in, 45.4025 cm; frame height: 25 1/16 in, 63.6588 cm; frame width: 25 1/16 in, 63.6588 cm; frame depth: 3 in, 7.6200 cm
Inscription
Artist's signature BR "P.M." "32?"
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Piet Mondrian (Dutch, 1872-1944), Blue, White, and Yellow, 1932, Oil on canvas, H: 17 7/8in; W: 17 1/8in Charles Francis Hendrie Memorial Collection, 1966.185 Piet Mondrian’s goal was to create visual harmonies by stripping painting down to its essentials: black lines surrounding rectangles of primary colors on a white ground. The series of paintings produced in Paris between 1929 and 1932, including this one, best expresses this goal. Mondrian believed that the opposition of vertical and horizontal lines creates a purified symbol of nature; where verticals signify masculinity and activity and horizontals signify femininity and serenity.