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Line and Tone

Composition with Lines
Composition with Line and Tone

Last night I was browsing through a book on Piet Mondrian and decided to try a sketch inspired by that. You might be wondering why it isn’t just straight lines with blocks of red, yellow or blue, which was certainly the small pigeon hole I had Mondrian filed away in my mind.

That was certainly the hallmark of his later work but my drawing picks up from an earlier period where his output was making a transition from more representational pieces towards stark abstraction. See, for example The Tree A (1913).

What is it? In this case, a subset of the same front room view that Magnus painted after his Christmas visit. I can see this sketching being a possible basis for a painting too.

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