Grid Stylization in the Abstract Art of Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee


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An Analysis of Grid Stylization in the Abstract Art of Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee
This paper will seek to analyze the works Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee through a critical evaluation of grid stylization in 20th century abstract art. By assessing the line, color, and geometric relevance of the painting, along with historical perspectives on Mondrian’s style in “Place de la Concorde”, one can learn how urban planning is symbolically abstracted onto the canvas. Grid stylization will also be applied to Klee in his painting “Cosmic Flora” and in “The Rose Garden”, which express an equal dedication to the grid style so popular in abstract art of the 20th century. While Mondrian takes a determinately urban view of grid structures, Klee utilizes...
The end: which they compared to Mondrian. In these ways, Mondrian and Klee utilize gird stylization within the mode of abstract art found in the 20th century.
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Art Pieces:
1.Paul Klee’s Cosmic Flora”
Piet Mondrian’s “Place de La Concorde”
Paul Klee’s “Rose Garden”