In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Piet Mondrian’s birth, the Fondation Beyeler is exhibiting 85 works by the Dutch artist (5 June–9 October). Organised chronologically, the exhibition traces the the painter’s practice from early works influenced by late 19th-century Dutch landscape painters to the abstract works of his later years. Works such as Oostzijdse Mill in the Evening (c. 1907–08) and The Windmill in Sunlight (1908) reveal recurring motifs, such as windmills, dunes, and seascapes, that can be found in many of the paintings from this period, while works such as Composition with Yellow and Blue (1932) mark the emergence of the stark, linear aesthetic for which Mondrian is best known. Find out more on the Foundation Beyeler’s website.
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