L'œuvre New York City - Centre Pompidou

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New York City

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Piet Mondrian (1872 - 1944)

New York City

(New York City I)

1942

Huile sur toile

119,3 x 114,2 cm

Achat grâce à un crédit spécial et au concours de la Scaler Foundation, 1984

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1984-352

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The orthogonal structure translates the effervescence of New York.

In New York, architectural gigantism, perpendicular urbanism and frantic traffic have a great impact on exiled European artists, just like Mondrian, who arrives there in1940. This work is typical of Mondrian’s last research, after his neo-plastic period and black grids. His vertical and horizontal lines vibrate with colour, creating a luminous optical dynamic and an impression of movement. The dense criss-crossing over the entire surface magnifies the USA’s “new energy”, boosted by the discovery of the frantic boogie-woogie ...

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