Piet Mondrian

1872 - 1944

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Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Dutch: [ˈpitər kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈmɔndrijaːn]), after 1906 Piet Mondrian (, also US: , Dutch: [pit ˈmɔndrijɑn]; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and art theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until he reached a point where his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.Mondrian's art was highly utopian and was concerned with a search for universal values and aesthetics. He proclaimed in 1914: "Art is higher than reality and has no direct relation to reality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piet Mondrian has received more than 3,194,882 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Piet Mondrian is the 31st most popular painter (down from 29th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 6th most popular Dutch Painter.

Piet Mondrian is most famous for his use of geometric shapes and primary colors in his paintings.

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Among painters, Piet Mondrian ranks 31 out of 1,428Before him are Jan van Eyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Eugène Delacroix, Hieronymus Bosch, and Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques-Louis David, and Giotto.

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Among people born in 1872, Piet Mondrian ranks 3Before him are Roald Amundsen and Bertrand Russell. After him are Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Haakon VII of Norway, Alexandra Feodorovna, Calvin Coolidge, Djemal Pasha, Sergei Diaghilev, Marcel Mauss, and Anton Denikin. Among people deceased in 1944, Piet Mondrian ranks 5Before him are Edvard Munch, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Erwin Rommel, and Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Abdulmejid II, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Richard Sorge, Günther von Kluge, and Reza Shah.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Piet Mondrian ranks 8 out of 1,209Before him are Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), and Hieronymus Bosch (1450). After him are Mata Hari (1876), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Hugo Grotius (1583), and Pope Adrian VI (1459).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Piet Mondrian ranks 6Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), and Hieronymus Bosch (1450). After him are Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836).