Piet Mondrian

Alongside Picasso, Mondrian is synonymous with Modern Art, and the mere mention of his name immediately raises one of his iconic geometric masterpiece of primary-colored squares contained by bold, black and perpendicular lines. Mondrian began by working in various styles influenced by Post-Impressionism. His work, though, was motivated by a desire to attain a sort of spiritual communion with the divine, which by 1913 took his work in increasingly abstract directions. It wasn’t until 1920–21that he settled on the style for which he is best known for.