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Mondrian 1892-1914: the path to abstraction

Exhibition: 18 August - 12 December 2002


Hans Janssen and Joop M. Joosten.

From the museum website

“With over 100 paintings and drawings of quietly breathtaking beauty, this landmark exhibition, which will be seen only in Paris and Fort Worth, is the first devoted to Piet Mondrian’s early career, from his student years in Holland, working as a painter of romantic landscapes, to his emergence as an artist of international renown in cosmopolitan pre-World War I Paris. The exhibition was organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Kimbell Art Museum, in collaboration with the Gemeentemuseum of The Hague. The guest curators are Hans Janssen, curator of the Gemeentemuseum, and Joop Joosten.”


Hans Janssen and Joop M. Joosten, Mondrian 1892-1914: the path to abstraction, Zwolle, Waanders, 2002.

ISBN 90-400-8708-3 (hardbound).
ISBN 90-400-8695-8 (paperbound).

French edition: Mondrian 1892 a 1914: les chemins de l’abstraction, Paris (Réunion des musées nationaux) 2002.
ISBN 2-7118-4336-X.

Other venues

Paris, Musée d’Orsay (27 March-17 July 2002).
Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (21 December 2002-20 April 2003).