70 Million Essay

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In the video 70 Million by Hold Your Horses, there are many different artists/titles. Here are just a few of them Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, Girl With the Pearl Earrings by Johmes Vermeer, Raft of Medusa by Theodore Gericault and Composition by Piet Mondrian. The video was very good. The painting Composition by Piet Mondrian was one of my favorites. Piet Mondrian was born on March 7, 1872 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. He was the second child of four; he had two brothers and one sister. His father was Pieter Cornelis Sr, who was a principal of an elementary school and an amateur artist. His father Mondrian Sr, planned for his son to become a drawing teacher so that he would be able to make a living for himself. Piet Mondrian won his licenses and was able to teach at primary and secondary schools, but his heart was set on becoming a painter. In 1892 Mondrian enrolled in Amsterdam arts school. He had little success over 18 years, until 1910 when he got a breakthrough. He became a full member of the jury of an art society. In 1911, he was exposed for the first time by the works of the cubists Braque and Picasso, at an exhibition in Amsterdam. He later moved to Paris in 1912, where he lived and studied. In 1938, he moved to London for two years where he became befriended with a couple of artist. Mondrian moved to New York in October of 1940, where he concluded his career with monumental works. Piet Mondrian died of pneumonia in 1944 at a New York hospital. After moving to Paris, much of his work centered on cubism and abstract paintings, Cubism is when the artist takes the subject and turns it into a series of cubes on a canvas. Abstract goes a little further to where you want be able to tell what the painting is. His work became livelier after he moved to New York City. His work affected our world; it had a deep influence on much of the

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