Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A new Mondrian painting

New to me, at least, and not shown in the Catalogue Raisonné 

Composition with Black, Red, Grey, Yellow and Blue c.1920 (left) is part of the promised gift of Julian and Josie Robertson, in memory of the latter, to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The piece is described as gouache with traces of pencil laid down on card, 27.8x19.1 cm

It bears a remarkable resemblance (with the exception of size, medium and one small black plane, middle left) to Tableau 1, with Black, Red, Yellow, Blue and Light Black, 1921, oil on canvas, 96.5x60.5 cm (right) which is in the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.