Oil on canvas
Framed: 62.2 x 62.6 x 10.8 cm (24 1/2 x 24 5/8 x 4 1/4 in.); Unframed: 49.5 x 49.5 cm (19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)
Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art 1967.215
The small strip of wood around the outside of the canvas, painted the same gray as the canvas surface, is Mondrian’s original frame for the painting.
Piet Mondrian cofounded the De Stijl movement of art and design, which is characterized by simplified compositions, primary colors, and right angles that define spatial relationships. A devoted advocate of jazz, Mondrian frequently linked his works to music through their titles. He completed this canvas in Paris just before beginning his series based on the fox-trot.
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