Identifying Mondrians


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TMM

As noted on the main Mondrian pictures page, in checking the cover of Usborne's Understanding Modern Art, it occurred to me that there should be a classification of all the relevant paintings from 1920 onwards, listed by the number of primary colour planes, so the Usborne cover would be "112", i.e. 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 blues. The data was assembled, including counts of black and white/grey planes and the most efficient analysis seems to be RYB plus black.

Suffixes have been added to the picture IDs to denote D(iamond), F(acsimile), R(econstruction) or U(nfinished).

And I might call this coding system the Blackburn-Mondrian Index.


Analysis of colour planes in Mondrian's paintings, v4, nested tables
R-Y-Bl-Bk Work(s)
0000
B169D, 1926 B176D, 1926 B211D, 1929 B218D, 1930 B223, 1930 B224, 1930
B169 B176 B211 B218 B223 B224
B229D, 1931 B243, 1934        
B229 B243
0002
B166, 1925          
B166
0010
B173D, 1926 B244, 1936 B250U, 1934 B258, 1935 B259, 1935 B277, 1937
B173 B244 B250 B258 B259 B277
B309, 1942          
B309
0011
B183, 1927          
B183
0100
B177R, 1926 B220, 1930 B221, 1930 B231, 1932 B237, 1932 B242R, 1934
B177 B220 B221 B231 B237 B242
B248U, 1934 B251U, 1934 B253, 1935      
B248 B251 B253
0110
B165D, 1925 B174R, 1926 B192, 1927 B197, 1927 B208, 1929 B215, 1929
B165 B174 B192 B197 B208 B215
B225, 1930 B228, 1931 B234, 1932 B235, 1932 B236, 1932 B238, 1933
B225 B228 B234 B235
B236 B238
B240, 1933 B256, 1935 B263, 1936 B267, 1936 B271, 1937  
B240; B256 B263 B267 B271
0111
B171R, 1926 B193, 1927 B207, 1929
B171 B193 B207
0120
B143, 1922          
B143
0200
B264, 1936          
B264
0210
B270, 1937          
B270
1000
B170, 1926 B172, 1926 B175R, 1926 B181, 1926/7 B186R, 1927 B226, 1931
B170 B172 B175 B181 B186 B226;
B232, 1932 B245, 1936 B249U, 1934 B254, 1935 B255, 1935 B282D, 1938
B232 B245 B249 B254 B255 B282
B292, 1938          
B292
1001
B189, 1927 B214, 1929 B269, 1936      
B189 B214 B269
1010
B148R, 1922 B184R, 1927 B195, 1927 B209, 1929 B227, 1931 B230, 1932
B148 B184 B195 B209 B227 B230
B268, 1936 B272, 1937        
B268 B272
1011
B157R, 1925          
B157
1100
B198, 1927 B265, 1936        
B198 B265;
1110
B134, 1922 B158R, 1925 B161R, 1925 B164R, 1925 B182, 1927 B185, 1927
B134 B158 B161 B164 B182 B185
B187, 1927 B190, 1927 B191, 1927 B194F, 1927 B196, 1927 B200, 1927
B187 B190 B191 B194 B196 B200
B201, 1928 B216, 1929 B217, 1930 B219, 1930 B222, 1930 B233, 1932
B201 B216 B217 B219 B222 B233
B261, 1935          
B261
1111
B124F, 1921 B125, 1921 B127D, 1921 B131, 1921 B135, 1922 B137, 1922
B124 B125 B127 B131 B135 B137
B138, 1922 B139, 1922 B142, 1922 B144, 1922 B145, 1922 B146, 1922
B138 B139 B142 B144 B145 B146
B147, 1922 B149R, 1922 B150, 1923 B155, 1925 B156D, 1925 B159, 1925
B147 B149 B150 B155 B156 B159
B162, 1925 B163, 1925 B180R, 1926/7 B203, 1928 B204, 1928 B205, 1928
B162 B163 B180 B203 B204 B205
B206, 1929 B212, 1929 B213, 1929      
B206 B212; B213
1112
B120, 1921 B126, 1921 B128, 1921 B129, 1921 B210, 1929  
B120 B126 B128 B129 B210
1113
B136, 1922          
B136
1121
B132 B202R        
B132 B202
1122
B160F          
B160
1131
B117          
B117
1140
B311          
B311
1210
B199          
B199
1211
B141          
B141
1212
B114          
B114
1213
B307          
B307
1231
B118R          
B118
1400
B273          
B273
2000
B278U          
B278
2010
B239          
B239
2110
B188 B297U        
B188 B297
2111
B123 B152D B298U      
B123 B152 B298
2112
B115 B306        
B115 B306
2121
B122          
B122
2130
B308          
B308
2210
B119R          
B119
2312
B130          
B130
2341
B318          
B318
2433
B116          
B116
2732
B108          
B108
3000
B262 B266        
B262 B266
3010
B304          
B304
3310
B317          
B317
3323
B110          
B110
3332
B109          
B109
3410
B320          
B320
3432
B106          
B106
3434
B105          
B105
3553
B153          
B153
3622
B322          
B322
4120
B310          
B310
4201
B316          
B316
4220
B284          
B284
4310
B315          
B315
4323
B154          
B154
4445
B104          
B104
5010
B313          
B313
5250
B314          
B314
5451
B107          
B107
8011
B312          
B312
lines
B241 B300U B301 B302U B303U B319
B241 B300 B301 B302 B303 B319
B321 B323 B324      
B321 B323 B324      
other
B111 B112 B167 B168 B178 B246U
B111 B112 B167 B168 B178 B246
B247U B290U B291U B305    
B247 B290 B291 B305    
Early states B113-B153, B121-B154, B133-B155, B140-B157, B151-B156, B252-B258, B257-B306, B260-B307, B274-B310, B275-B320, B276-B311, B279-B308, B280-B309, B281-B312, B283-B321, B285-B313, B286-B314, B287-B316, B288-B317, B289-B303, B293-B304, B294-B32, B295-B315, B296-B318, B299-B319

14th August 2011- Adding the links - this will take some time. I might then try a v4 with nested tables as I now have Dreamweaver to help. v3 completed on 20th August. [ord]


13th August 2011- Now working on v2 of the table, adding images with links to the main picture pages. Not every picture on the main pages has an ID to link to (links seem to work only fitfully within tables), but the aim is to get the user within five images of the target - not a particularly elegant or satisfactory solution.

[Later...] Completed loading up the initial picture images with several mistakes found and corrected. I think I will link the small images on this to page to the full image of each painting. I am adding suffixes to the picture IDs to denote D(iamond), F(acsimile), R(econstruction) or U(nfinished).

And I might call this coding system the Blackburn-Mondrian Index.


11th August 2011- In assembling the data, I included counts of black and then of white or grey planes. Once compiled, my first assessment is to extend the key to include black, but not white/grey. Here is the first summary, showing the work numbers but no images. As usual, I start with B104 from 1920.


TMM

9th August - 2011 As noted on the main Mondrian pictures page, in checking the cover of Usborne's Understanding Modern Art it occurred to me that there should be a classification of all the relevant paintings from 1920 onwards, listed by the number of primary colour planes, so the Usborne cover would be "112", i.e. 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 blues. It might be necessary to consider lines and planes of other colours (grey and white), but I'll try the RYB first.



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