Piet Mondrian Quote

On his two paintings 'Sea' and 'Trees':

If the masculine is the vertical line, then a man will recognize this element in the rising line of a forest; in the horizontal lines of the sea he will see his complement. Woman, with the horizontal line as element, sees herself in the recumbent lines of the sea, and her complement in the vertical lines of the forest.


Note in his sketchbook, c. 1912

Picture Quote 1

If the masculine is the vertical line, then a man will recognize this element in the rising line of a forest; in the horizontal lines of the sea he...

Picture Quote 2

If the masculine is the vertical line, then a man will recognize this element in the rising line of a forest; in the horizontal lines of the sea he...

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If the masculine is the vertical line, then a man will recognize this element in the rising line of a forest; in the horizontal lines of the sea he...

Picture Quote 4

If the masculine is the vertical line, then a man will recognize this element in the rising line of a forest; in the horizontal lines of the sea he...