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1927

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Painting, Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue, 1927

This is a Painting. It was painted by Piet Mondrian. It is dated 1927. Its medium is oil on canvas.

Dutch-born artist Piet Mondrian was a cofounder of the De Stijl movement, in which primary colors and right angles define spatial relationships. A devoted advocate of jazz, Mondrian frequently linked his works to music through their titles. He completed this painting in Paris just before beginning his series based on the Foxtrot.

It is credited Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967.215.

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  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
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Its dimensions are

Framed H x W x D: 62.2 × 62.6 × 10.8 cm (24 1/2 × 24 5/8 × 4 1/4 in.) Unframed L x W: 49.5 × 49.5 cm (19 1/2 × 19 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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