Courtauld Gallery announces Mondriaan-Nicholson Exhibition

From 16 February to 20 May 2012 the Courtauld Gallery in London will host an exhibition based on the remarkable story of the creative relationship between Piet Mondrian, one of the most celebrated painters of the 20th century, and Ben Nicholson, one of this country's greatest modern artists.

This exhibition explores the largely untold relationship between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930's. At this time the two artists were leading forces of abstract art in Europe. Their friendship culminated with Mondrian moving to London in 1938, at Nicholson's invitation, where the two worked in neighbouring Hampstead studios at the centre of an international community of avant-garde artists.

The exhibition brings together an extraordinary group of major paintings and reliefs to explore the parallel paths Mondrian and Nicholson charted during this exciting decade. It reveals how each was driven by a profound belief in the potential of abstract art to create new forms of beauty and visual power and is a unique opportunity to experience some of the greatest works ever produced by these two exceptional artists.

Exhibition dates: 16 February to 20 May 2012

Sponsors:
ING
Abellio
Friends of The Courtauld
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Hester Diamond

Location: The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Tel. +44 (0)20 7848 2526, Fax. +44 (0)20 7848 2589
Courtauld Gallery website.

Opening hours: Daily 10 am to 6 pm, last admission 5.30 pm

Courtauld talks: There will be a full event programme to accompany the exhibition including curators' talks, late-night gallery events, lunchtime talks and a study day.

Admission: Included in admission to permanent collection:
Adult: £6.00, concessions: £4.50
For on-line booking please visit the Courtauld Gallery website.
Free admission: Mondays 10 am to 2 pm except public holidays, at all times for under 18s, full-time UK students and unwaged.