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Piet Mondrian Quotes

I am only satisfied insofar as I feel Broadway Boogie Woogie is a definite progress, but even about this picture I am not quite satisfied. There is still too much of the old in it.
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Things are beautiful or ugly only in time and space. The new man's vision being liberated from these two factors, all is unified in one unique beauty.

— Piet Mondrian

I want to abolish time, especially in the contemplation of architecture.

— Piet Mondrian

It is not important to make many pictures but that I have one picture right.

— Piet Mondrian

Intuition enlightens and so links up with pure thought. They together become an intelligence which is not simply of the brain, which does not calculate, but feels and thinks.

— Piet Mondrian

The clarification of equilibrium through plastic art is of great importance for humanity. It reveals that although human life in time is doomed to disequilibrium, notwithstanding this, it is based on equilibrium. It demonstrates that equilibrium can become more and more living in us.

— Piet Mondrian

The most advanced minds as well as the least advanced are obliged to use the same words. If we adopt new words, it will be even more difficult - if not impossible - to make ourselves understood. The new man must therefore express himself in conventional language.

— Piet Mondrian

The spiritual (i.e. the supersensory) has many degrees; thus, the term 'spiritual' is used both for the scale of degrees away from the physical towards the spirit, but also only for the spiritual proper.

— Piet Mondrian

Through the very culture of representation through form, we have come to see that the abstract - like the mathematical - is actually expressed in and through all things, although not determinately.

— Piet Mondrian

If you follow nature you will not be able to vanquish the tragic in any real degree in your art ... We must free ourselves from our attachment to the external, for only then do we transcend the tragic, and are enabled consciously to contemplate the repose which is within all things.

— Piet Mondrian

The relation of color and the relation of proportion are both based on the relation of position.

— Piet Mondrian

The truly modern artist is aware of abstraction in an emotion of beauty.

— Piet Mondrian

The essence of painting has actually always been to make it [the universal] plastically perceptible through colour and line.

— Piet Mondrian

It is a task of art to express clear vision of reality.

— Piet Mondrian

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