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.