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Whether the paintings of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) took the form of landscape idylls or abstract configurations, there is in them a feeling of stability and optimism for the future. In his earlier work, a sense of balance was perhaps implied in the pictorial rendering of serene terrain, but later in his career he sought to convey a harmonic state of existence using geometric elements and primary colors (Busignani A. Beamish C, trans. Mondrian. New York, NY/London, UK: Thames and Hudson; 1989:1-79). His hope was that this concept would be embraced by the world, bringing about its transformation to an attitude of accord and cooperation.
Smith JM. Truncated View of the Broekzijder Mill on the Gein, Wings Facing WestPiet Mondrian. JAMA. 2016;315(16):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.14229