Composition 10 in black and white

On the photos and in the video you see our reproductions on canvas of two artworks; "Composition 10 in black and white" in the size 100 x 80 cm and "Composition in line, second state" in the size 65 x 65 cm.

All Dutch Art Reproductions are handmade with care and attention to detail and quality in the Visionplay studio; a unique element is that we add small custom-made nails to the sides of our reproductions. In the short video presentation, you can see them close up.

Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944), 1915, oil on canvas, Collection Kröller-Müller.

Piet Mondriaan was born in 1872 in Amersfoort, and he was introduced to art from a very young age with his father being a drawing teacher and his uncle who was a painter. In 1910 he moved to Paris and there he was inspired by cubism, after which his paintings would rapidly transform into complete abstractions of nature. He was also a spiritual person and a member of the Theosophical movement. About his vision on art and spirituality he said;

"To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual. We find ourselves in the presence of an abstract art. Art should be above reality, otherwise it would have no value for man."

Composition 10 in black and white is the first painting in which Mondriaan uses exclusively black and white.

This artwork is an abstract, elliptical composition of short, horizontal and vertical black lines.

Although the starting point of the painting is still the visible reality, it's clear that Mondriaan is no longer interested in the recognizable representation of nature.

He was mainly concerned with the bringing together of opposites, the horizontal and vertical, to thereby express a general idea of harmony and rhythm. The rolling waves can be seen in the long, straight horizontals in the middle of the painting, while the abstraction of a breakwater is recognizable in the vertical lines at the bottom of the painting.

Many people all over the world still refer to this artwork as "Peer and Ocean". Looking for a Mondriaan? View our Mondriaan reproductions collection on canvas or on tile tableaus (all originals are part of the Kröller-Müller museum collection).

All Dutch Art Reproductions are Museum Certified and come with a certificate.