One of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art.

He is known to be one of the pioneers of abstract art in the 20th century, changing his artistic direction from figurative painting to an increasingly abstract style, until his artistic vocabulary was reduced to simple geometric elements.

The art of Mondrian was highly utopias and sought universal values and aesthetics. In 1914, he proclaimed that art is superior to reality and has no direct connection with reality.

If you approach the spiritual in art, you will use reality as little as possible, because reality is contrary to the spiritual. We are in the presence of an abstract art. Art ought to be above reality, otherwise it would have no human value. His art remained, however, always rooted in nature.

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