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5 Dec

Discovering the (little known) figurative Mondrian

Piet Mondrian’s figurative period is featured at the Marmottan Monet Museum!

An exhibition that will please many and surprise some. Discover, among the paintings on display, some of the painter’s least known works. And thus, rediscover the Dutch artist from a new angle…. L’hôtel Raspail Montparnasse tells you more.

One exhibition, 70 Artworks, 2 decades of hard work…

The exhibition reveals a Piet Mondrian almost unknown to the mainstream public, a display likely to surprise many. Indeed, while most people are familiar with the artist’s orthogonal compositions, his abstract paintings, with their refined lines and red, yellow and blue squares, only a few know that it took him almost 20 years to get there.

And during these 2 decades, in the pursuit of modernity, Mondrian has evolved from a scrupulous realism to cubism and then to abstraction.

Figurative works

In all, no less than 67 works are gathered and presented for the first time in Paris.

After “Composition IV”, an abstract work typical of Mondrian, and the “Dead Hare”, a traditional Dutch still life painting, the exhibition features landscapes, portraits and flower paintings marked by impressionism and fauvism, as well as some cubist and neo-plasticist compositions.

We then rediscover Mondrian, one of the first colorists of his time, and a great master of the 20th century figurative painting. A real event!

Practical Information


From September 12th, 2019 to January 26th, 2020

10am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday, nocturnal on Thursdays until 9pm


Marmottan-Monet Museum

2, rue Louis Boilly

75116 Paris


Full price: 12 €

Reduced rate: 8.5 €

Free for children under 7 years old

Purchase your tickets HERE

Official website