Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What is a windmill?

  • How do you think Piet Mondrian created this painting? How do you think he applied the paint?

  • What are some types of lines and shapes that you see in this painting?

  • What connections do you see between this painting and one of Mondrian's abstract works, such as Place de la Concorde (1982.22.FA)?

  • Compare Mondrian's The Winkel Mill, Pointilist Version to another of his windmill paintings, Windmill (1989.142). What do you notice that is similar and different?