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Mondrian: The Diamond Compositions

July 15 – September 16, 1979
East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge (3,000 sq. ft.)

Piet Mondrian, Tableau No. IV; Lozenge Composition with Red, Gray, Blue, Yellow, and Black, c. 1924/1925, oil on canvas, Gift of Herbert and Nannette Rothschild, 1971.51.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 8 paintings and 8 working drawings were shown to examine the construction of Piet Mondrian's diamond compositions, along with diagrams, photographs, and documents.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by E.A. Carmean Jr., with Trinkett Clark.

Attendance: 98,056

Catalog: Mondrian: The Diamond Compositions, by E.A. Carmean Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1979.

Mondrian, Piet
Dutch, 1872 - 1944

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