Mondrian: Commemorating the 150th Year since his Birth



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Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Composition in Oval with Color Planes 2
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Composition with large red plane, yellow, black, gray and blue
Kunstmuseum Den Haag


“Mondrian: Commemorating the 150th Year since his Birth” is the first exhibition to be held in Japan for 23 years focusing on the career-long pursuit of abstract painting by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872–1944).

Mondrian’s works range widely from his early landscape paintings in the style of the Hague School to his later “compositions” of horizontal and vertical lines and primary color planes. While at first glance it seems that his style changed dramatically, a highlight of this exhibition is that it enables viewers to trace the artist’s entire career and see how all the works relate to his later abstract paintings.

The composition of Mondrian’s paintings consisting of straight lines and planes in a limited number of colors became a fundamental aesthetic ideal for the art group De Stijl, which was formed by Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and others in 1917. It also had an impact on the fields of design and architecture. The exhibition offers visitors a chance to re-evaluate the breadth of Mondrian’s practice, whose influence can still be seen in many familiar designs today.


July 10 – September 20, 2021

Organized by: Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Nikkei Inc.,Aichi Television Brodcasting Co., Ltd.
Co-organized by: The Chunichi Simbun
With the Sponsorship of: Nozaki Insatsu Shigyo Co., Ltd.
With the Support of: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, FM AICHI、ZIP-FM
With the Assistance of: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Project Partner: NTV Europe B.V.



Opening hours 10:00-17:30 (Admission is until 17:00)
Closed = Mondays (except national holidays)
Admission Fees

Adults 1,400(1,200)yen / High school, university students 1,000(800)yen / Free entry for Junior high school students and youngers [Bracketed figures represent the fees for groups]
Free Entry: High school students in Toyota, the disables and the older than 75 living in Toyota. See our website for more detailed information.
Please check the website for latest information before your visit. Due to COVID-19, exhibition period may be changed.

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