Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flag and Tree

I've been watching this flag at Dundrum for some time with a view to a photograph and I finally went for this abstract piece. It reminded me a little of Piet Mondrian who I have much admired since I was a schoolboy. Piet Mondrian (initially Mondriaan) was a Dutch painter who executed purely abstract compositions of line and colour blocks. In his later works, these reduced to finer grids. In his early period though, his impressionist landscapes showed a structure which presaged his more famous pieces of the 1940s.