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1927

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Painting, Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue

This is a Painting. It was painted by Piet Mondrian. Its medium is oil on canvas.

Dutch-born artist Piet Mondrian was a cofounder of the De Stijl movement, in which primary colors and right angles define spatial relationships. A devoted advocate of jazz, Mondrian frequently linked his works to music through their titles. He completed this painting in Paris just before beginning his series based on the Foxtrot.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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