Mondriaan in Amsterdam, 1892 - 1912

11 October 2013 - 5 January 2014

In the autumn of 2012, the Amsterdam Museum staged a beautiful exhibition centred on Piet Mondriaan's Amsterdam years. For much of his youth, the pioneer of abstract art lived and worked in Amsterdam.

‘Mondriaan in Amsterdam 1892–1912’ examined how the painter discovered his own style in and around the city – from the dark, realistic landscapes of his early years to his almost abstract rendition of the dazzling ‘Mill in Sunlight’ (1908).

The exhibition brought more than 60 of his works – most of them rarely shown – back to the city in which they were painted a hundred years ago.

Published alongside the exhibition was a book of the same name by Hans Janssen, Chief Curator of Modern Art at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. This richly-illustrated publication also threw new light on Mondriaan’s Amsterdam days.