The Dutch painter Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian, ( March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944) is most famous for being a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group. Before this he explored different styles.
In the period 1872 – 1911 Mondriaan lived in the Netherlands. Around 1907 he stayed several times with his friend and painter Albert G. Hulshoff Pol in Hengelo. Bos bij Oele (1908) is one of the works that came from those visits. Most of his work from this period is naturalistic or Impressionistic, consisting largely of landscapes.
Bos bij Oele | Piet Mondriaan
Bos bij Oele is projected on the 13th floor of Helicon. This is a floor of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. This office floor holds open and closed working places, a meeting room and a lounge for informal meeting.