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Piet Mondriaan

Rythme de lignes droites (et couleur?), 1937-1942
Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, [..]
Object information
Object category
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

2nd state

canvas, oil paint
rectangle (portrait format) 72.2 x 69.5 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • monogrammed lower right: P | M
    in red on black line
  • dated lower right: 35 | 42
    in red on black line; according to Welsh/Joosten 1998, Mondrian probably made a mistake when dating the painting 1935
  • signed and dated in verso: MONDRIAN '37-42
    According to Welsh/Joosten 1998, '-42' is added to the earlier inscription 'PIET MONDRIAN '37'.
  • annotation in verso: - Rythme de lignes droites - [crossed out]
    written on the subframe (as far as visible), along the bottom (Welsh/Joosten 1998)
  • annotation in verso: TOP
Current attribution
Piet Mondriaan
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1937-1942 (1935 - 1942)
dates given by Welsh/Joosten 1998; Mondrian started working on this painting in 1937 (first state) and completed it in 1942 (second state)
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Technical documentation
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Creation date: 2012-03-04; Last modified date: 2023-08-15


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