Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints



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The stepped frame construction seen in Piet Mondrian’s Composition with White and Red became prevalent in his work in the 1930s. In this example, the plane of the canvas protrudes just beyond the double frame of simple wooden strips that encloses it; a slightly larger subframe of joined wooden boards acts as a pedestal. Mondrian rejected traditional picture frames, believing they imposed the illusion of depth on his abstract compositions. Instead, he developed innovative framing strategies to emphasize both the flatness of his painted surfaces and their implied extension into architectural space. The notion of expansion toward the surrounding environment was crucial to Mondrian’s broader understanding of the social significance of abstract art. He often referred to a future synthesis of painting and architecture as the moment of perfection when the pure harmony of art would finally permeate everyday life.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.