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Mondrian Nicholson: In Parallel

ISBN: 978-1907372322
Artist(s): Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian
Author(s): Christopher Green, Lee Beard, Sophie Bowness & Barnaby Wright
Format: paperback
Year published: 2012
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour

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This book accompanied an exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery, London, the first to offer a comprehensive account of the parallel artistic paths charted by Mondrian and Nicholson during this remarkable decade. It brought together an extraordinary group of paintings and reliefs to show how each artist was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to attain the highest aesthetic and spiritual power. This publication reunites paintings and reliefs which were exhibited or published together in the 1930s as well as the Mondrian works originally bought by collectors from Nicholson’s circle. It explores in depth the importance of the relationship and the shared artistic sensibilities of the two artists, shedding new light upon this vital episode in the history of abstract art.

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