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Farm Near Duivendrecht, in the Evening

c. 1916 (reprise of a compositional series from 1905–1908)

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Strong lines dominate this scene of a farmhouse at twilight. The dwindling light at the end of the day creates a halo of vibrant orange around the interlocking web of barren trees, highlighting the linear patterns created by their branches.

Piet Mondrian often visited this farm near Duivendrecht, a small village near Amsterdam, and made many paintings of the building and surrounding trees. This scene captures his attentiveness to the nuances of light, shadow, and reflection. The painting simultaneously hints at the artist’s growing interest in the flattening of forms and the linear structures of his later fully abstract paintings.

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  • Title: Farm Near Duivendrecht, in the Evening
  • Date Created: c. 1916 (reprise of a compositional series from 1905–1908)
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 31 1/2 x 41 3/4 in. (80.01 x 106.04cm.)
  • Type: Paintings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5037415/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation
  • Artist Nationality: Dutch
  • Artist: Piet Mondrian

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