Vermeer, A Lady Standing at a Virginal, c. 1670-72. National Gallery, London.
Mondrian, Composition III with Blue, Yellow and White, 1936
| Artist's Notes
Two Dutch painters: Johannes Vermeer, 1632-75; Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944. In my painting Mondrian Vermeer I eliminated the white ground in a painting by Mondrian. I then superimposed the Mondrian image over Vermeer's Woman Playing a Virginal (National Gallery, London). I did not manipulate the position of the Mondrian image other than taking care to center it over the Vermeer. It is by chance that the upper two horizontal black lines in the Mondrian cut across both the face of the Cupid in Vermeer's painting within the painting and the face of Vermeer's central figure, the woman playing the virginal. (George Deem, Note on the painting, April 7, 1980).