The Easel

The Discovery of Mondrian review – the most comprehensive survey ever

Mondrian first used exuberant colours in landscape paintings. With a visit to Paris conversion to abstraction was sudden and complete. Kandinsky felt Mondrian’s abstractions might be “decorative”. But restoration of his paintings has uncovered the rigour Mondrian used to construct his works. His interest was not at all in the decorative – he was striving to use line and colour to express spirituality.