Piet Mondrian was born in 1872 in Holland Amersfoort. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of abstract painting and founder of neoplasticism. Mondrian works shades of colours so that colours do not become involved in the dramatic sense. Mondrian has even sought to destroy space in the traditional sense, he builds it in a new plastic independent of already seen references. He works with great rigor. Colours and non- colours are not the main actors. For him, abstraction is the search for peace, an inner joy of tranquillity and peace. He declares wanting to produce a painting that does not bring up any thoughts; which does not exclude, to the contrary, a deep knowledge of decorative art and in particular Oriental art. In this manner he places the primary colours in what they usually represent, blue is no longer the sky, red is no longer blood, and yellow no longer luminosity. In his demand on the history of painting, Mondrian removes the green, (mixture of yellow and blue) because if there is mixing, there is action and if action, lack of peace. Green is also to him the colour of energy, the colour of vegetation, of all the Dutch tradition, of meadow landscapes, of cows. He removes green from the Dutch figurative tradition. He pulls away from all diagonal representations, as a diagonal is oriented, vectorized, it goes up or down and it represents the energy. This is contrary to his inspiration for peace.
You have read how Mondrian works colour. Up to you now to use colours and lines to create an abstract piece. Pébéo assists you in creating this abstract language.