Rod Coyne's painting of Mondrian church Domburg.

Mondrian Church – Canvas Print


Rod Coyne’s exclusive canvas print Mondrian Church is only available through Avoca Gallery and is the perfect gift for art-lovers. Mondrian Church canvas print is derived from a series paintings created in 2014 while Rod was an invited attendee at Domburg’s international Painting Symposium. This fine art print available in small, medium and large sizes. It is framed and the price includes FREE world wide delivery.

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Rod Coyne pays homage to Mondrian

Following in the masters footsteps Rod Coyne painted this while attending the Domburg Shildersweek in Holland. The church was a favorite motif of Mondrian as he made his break through into abstract painting. This canvas print is derived from an original canvas painted on location by Rod Coyne in Domburg, during the international symposium in 2014 Shildersweek.


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Mondrian in Domburg

Drawn by the light of Zeeland in 1908 Mondrian spent his first time in Domburg. He concentrates on four motifs from Domburg : the church, the lighthouse of Westkapelle, the dunes and the sea.

Mondrian's church, Domburg.
Mondrian’s church, Domburg.

His period in Domburg has been important for his development. For the first time he expressed the colours as he saw them, not as they were. A good example of this is the painting of the church tower. The colours differ from reality, undoubtedly caused by the light of Zeeland. As regards to lines he adheres however a lot closer to reality. Through the simplification of the planes and the tightening of the colour the image gets a big monumental look. Later on he peruses his new style to a natural conclusion – total abstraction. All memories about the tower are dropped and he leaves us with a series of drawings where only the rhythm of the building exists.

Mondrian returned to Domburg at regular intervals until 1916 in Domburg. Thereafter he established a base in Laren where he was mainly engaged with writing his theory in regard to the art of painting.


Mondrian the Man

Originally Pieter Cornelius “Piet” Mondriaan (7 March 1872 – 1 February 1944).

Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded by Theo van Doesburg. He encountered experiments in Cubism and with the intent of integrating himself within the Parisian avant-garde. He evolved a non-representational form which he termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colours.