The artist turns into his painting.

by Self-Portrait of the Artist

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The first step is Piet Mondrian‘s first self-portrait, painted around 1900, and still quite traditional.

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The second step is the Zelfportret from 1918. Here Mondrian is posing in front of a neo-plasticist painting in the style of the previous year, when the De Stijl movement and its journal were founded.

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Finally, in this ink, charcoal and gouache drawing (1942) the artist and his style have merged. Piet Mondrian has turned into his art.

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