Sunday Trees – Looking Up & Mondrian Tree Art

These first few tree images were taken when we were visiting some friends and their new home (last spring). We have known them since 2005 and while we do not hang out with them all the time, it was fun to see their new home. I remembered when they were putting in new floors in their former home (maybe ten years ago) and then last summer they shared their house hunt. And at the time it was actually a property hunt and they wanted so many acres so their family could build on their enormous lot. Well…. things changed and through a year of hunting, they found a house on a small lot (relatively small compared to what they originally sought). The sellers wanted them to have it and so lowered the price (it was so win win). The reason I share the story is because it reminds me as to how sometimes we need to stay flexible in our pursuits; sometimes we go after one idea to get to what was needed. The process gets us to a place we cannot get without moving along. Iterative. Moving along. Not having a tight fist around expectations. 

no edit on this photo –  just from a quick click (but I know there are edit options that can swirl an image like this)

Linked to Sunday Trees #353

Also, the place where I took the above tree photos, T & A’s house, here is a little gift I gave them (below on the right) – a candle-holder bottle (made by a local artist) and it was in the style of Piet Mondrian’s early work.

Many of us know Mondrian for his grids, but he also made some trees during his years of painting. For example,

The Gray Tree (1912) shows Mondrian’s early shift toward abstraction and bringing in Cubist principles.

This next Mondrian work is the one the candle holder bottle reminded me of:

more of his work:

 

Piet Mondrian was a famous abstract painter, born in the Netherlands in 1872. His most recognized works are abstract paintings of colored squares, rectangles, and thick black lines, some of which you’ll see farther down.

Of course Mondrian didn’t start out painting squares and rectangles—growing up during the tail end of Impressionism, Piet Mondrian’s first paintings were consistent with that time period, as well as the Post-impressionism/Expressionism of Van Gogh. Later on he formed a very distinct style all his own. In his early paintings, Mondrian showed several instances of a definite Post-impressionist, emotive use of color. 

Eventually, Mondrian’s work was fully non-representational.” More info here

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Do you like Mondrian’s art?

Here is an old post of mine where I shared about his art.

And here is forthemo’s Mondrian video share

Wishing you a nice Sunday.

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22 thoughts on “Sunday Trees – Looking Up & Mondrian Tree Art

  1. Love those trees! And I do like what you’ve shown of Mondrian’s art. Particularly the trees! How lovely for your friends. Maybe we’ll get lucky in our quest for a single-level house with a basement! They’re hard to come by around here. Might have to branch out. Like you say, remain flexible! Beautiful housewarming gift! Hope you’re having a great weekend! 😀

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  2. (EN) Thanks Y for the link to my video.The first and second pictures remind me Mondrian’s paintings and his research for harmony.
    (IT) Grazie Y per il link al mio video.La prima e la seconda immagine mi ricordano i dipinti di Mondrian e la sua ricerca di armonia.

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  3. Wonderful tree art pictures.. Oh yes, I like the abstract art works by Mondrian too. I think abstract art works can loose up your mind from reality than the realistic one. I guess you can look at them longer.

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    1. That is an interesting way to consider it – “freeing up fro reality” – I agree – and I guess the great news is that all this variety gives us lots of options for different seasons and needs
      #power of art

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  4. You are so right about staying open to possibilities and letting the flow take us where we need to go. As a bit of a control freak, it can be a challenge!
    Like most people, I’m most familiar with Mondrian’s geometric shapes. I really like the trees!

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    1. And you know su – I think photographers show development in their work – well I am starting to see it with some bloggers I follow – some are steady and the same but some are evolving – ya know ?

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  5. I do like Mondrian’s art, but I think more I like his influence.
    I love the tree photos, analog trees 😉 and even more what you say about getting what we need.

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