The Winkel Mill, Pointillist Version  1908

by Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was inspired to create this painting by a specific windmill in the countryside near Amsterdam. Perhaps the unrelenting flatness of the Dutch landscape and the counterpoint of the simple vertical windmill led to his focus on horizontal and vertical forms as expressions of the essential structure of nature. Here Mondrian experiments with pointillism, a scientif...
43,18 × 34,61 cm
Oil on canvas
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