Glass half dome paperweight with Mondrian painting in Composition with large red plane, yellow, black, grey and blue in (1921). This composition is one of the principal works of what Mondrian referred to as Neoplasticism. Characteristic of Mondrian's modern art aesthetic, he breaks the canvas down into the formative shape of square and rectangle, only distinguished by a minimal selection of colors. These colors only include the purest -- primary red, yellow, and blue, and black and white.
- Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. PN PMON1
- Measures: 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H. Weight 0.9 lbs.
In 1920, Mondrian published Le Neo-plasticisme, a booklet in which he attempted to provide further theoretic grounding for his ideas. He elaborated on his prior publications in the renowned magazine De Stijl about his new imaging as he denoted his work.
Composition with a large red plane [.]' still has a relatively high number of colored planes. Over the years, these would disappear as he searched for the right rhythm and perfect balance.