Piet Mondrian

1872 - 1944

Piet Mondrian

Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan (Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈmɔndrijaːn]), after 1906 Piet Mondrian (, also US: , Dutch: [pit ˈmɔndrijɑn]; 7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944), was a Dutch painter and 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 2,562,917 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Piet Mondrian ranks 29 out of 1,258Before him are Pieter Bruegel the Elder, El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Eugène Delacroix, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Jan van Eyck, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, and Amedeo Modigliani.

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Among people born in 1872, Piet Mondrian ranks 2Before him is Roald Amundsen. After him are Bertrand Russell, Alexandra Kollontai, Johan Huizinga, Alexandra Feodorovna, Haakon VII of Norway, Calvin Coolidge, Emil Hácha, Léon Blum, Marcel Mauss, and Louis Blériot. Among people deceased in 1944, Piet Mondrian ranks 5Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Edvard Munch, Erwin Rommel, and Wassily Kandinsky. After him are Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Abdulmejid II, Reza Shah, Günther von Kluge, and Michael Wittmann.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Piet Mondrian ranks 8 out of 908Before him are Rembrandt (1606), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), and Hieronymus Bosch (1450). After him are Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), Hugo Grotius (1583), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), 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), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), and Dieric Bouts (1415).