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Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings

Cover: painting from Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings, co-authored by Queen's University researcer Ron SpronkThis project is catalogue of an exhibition that was displayed at the Harvard Art Museums, April 28–July 22, 2001, and Dallas Museum of Art, August 19-­November 25, 2001.

In this groundbreaking book, my co-author Harry Cooper and I investigate the artist’s transatlantic paintings—17 works Mondrian brought with him when he left Europe for New York and later reworked.

This collaborative study offers an intimate look into the studio of one of the greatest modern artists and establishes a new model for integrating art history, theory, and technical analysis.

Featured are such major paintings as Place de la Concorde (1938–43) from the Dallas Museum of Art and No. 12 (1936–42) from the National Gallery of Canada. Each work is discussed in a comprehensive entry accompanied by a dazzling array of illustrations that take the reader under the surface of the painting to reveal its genesis. (Read More)