Composition with Large Blue Plane, Red, Black, Yellow, and Gray


Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas, United States

Mondrian's mature works embody his search for the visual expression of universal principles. He went from painting "natural reality" to "abstract reality," which more clearly conveyed the essential relationships that underlie all things. For him, linear geometry and primary color give "a far more intense expression than natural form and color." He wrote: "All things are parts of a whole. Everything is constituted by relation and reciprocity. Color exists only through another color, dimension is defined by "another" dimension. This is why I say that relation is the principal thing."


  • Title: Composition with Large Blue Plane, Red, Black, Yellow, and Gray
  • Date Created: 1921
  • Physical Dimensions: Canvas dimensions: 23 3/4 × 19 5/8 in. (60.33 × 49.85 cm) Framed dimensions: 24 5/8 × 20 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (62.55 × 52.07 × 3.81 cm)
  • Type: Paintings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4348683/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mrs. James H. Clark
  • Artist Nationality: Dutch
  • Artist: Piet Mondrian

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