Check this out — I love it:
One of the reasons that I love it is that it’s so unexpected. You look at the painting, then look at the label, then look at the painting again, then the label again. Mondrian? Really? Here’s a more typical painting by Mondrian:
So seeing the landscape above comes as a complete surprise. Here’s another one:
So Mondrian, quickly: Dutch painter best known for his geometric, primary color paintings, but started out painting landscapes. You can read all about him on wikipedia. And quickly, there are such clear and logical explanations for why he went from landscapes to geometric paintings. It’s pretty fascinating — I highly suggest taking a few minutes to read about him and his interest in theosophy and Helena Blavatsky (which I in no way claim to understand, but which even a shallow understanding of helps to explain Mondrian). And quickly, as I look at his landscapes, I can see the geometry which was to come. That’s pretty cool.