For Students K-12
This painting is composed of the most simplified elements of art: primary colors (red, yellow, blue), vertical lines, horizontal lines, and large areas of solid white. What do you think Mondrian is trying to achieve by using these basic elements?
Does this painting seem balanced? Why or why not?
Piet Mondrian was influenced by jazz music. How could this painting relate to jazz?
Based on your observations, what does Piet Mondrian have to say about modern life in the 1940s? How would you depict an aspect of contemporary life using simplified elements?