Piet Mondrian is one of the leading figures in the field of abstraction. A painter, He was a very important cog in the development of modern abstract art, as well as a major exponent of the Dutch abstract art movement known as De stijl (The Style). Mondrian’s early paintings were based on landscape & still-life subjects chosen from meadows and polders around Amsterdam, depicting subdued trees and picturesque lighting effects, as such subjects were prevailing trends of Dutch art. A visit to Brabant in Belgium would become influential in his approach as he drew inspiration from the calm beauty and clean lines inherent the landscape. His painting, Red Cloud, showed his departure from the traditional Dutch style to more of an influence by post impressionist Vincent Van Gough. he would also draw influence from Dutch artist Jan Toro, who led the Dutch luminist movement, an off-shoot of French neo-impressionism. Mondrian moved to Paris in 1911, after being trapped in the Netherlands during the ww1.
Victory Boogie Woogie (1944).