2. Artist: Pieter (Piet) Cornelis Mondriaan
3. the Red Tree
The contrast between the dark colors used in the branches and the light colors in the ground separate the images. The trunk balances the images by bringing the color up to the tree and into the chaos of the branches. The repeated marks made by the brush in the ground create a line to follow from one side of the painting to the other. The waving branches that change from light colors that darken as you move diagonally across creating continuation as you follow the branches to the circular space in the top right corner. The use of a few selected colors creates harmony with the tree and ground, and gives depth to the painting as the colored tree stands out from the blue background.
Work Cited: Mondriaan, Pieter Cornelis. the Red Tree. 1908-1910. Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands.