Mondrian: Commemorating the 150th Year Since His Birth

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

poster for Mondrian: Commemorating the 150th Year Since His Birth

Ends tomorrow

“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.



from July 10, 2021 to September 20, 2021
Open on August 9 and September 20.


Piet Mondrian


Adults ¥1400; University and High School Students ¥1000; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:30
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday. Closed during New Years holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 8-5-1 Kozakahonmachi, Toyota-shi, Aichi 471-0034
Phone: 0565-34-6610

15 minute walk from the East exit of Toyotashi Station on the Meitetsu Toyota line, 15 minute walk from Shin-toyota Station on the Aichi Loop line.

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