This exhibition charts the careers of Ben Nicholson and Piet Mondrian.

The former, a pioneer of abstract art in Britain, was profoundly influenced by a visit to the latter's Paris studio in 1934. Nicholson described the scene a decade later to art historian John Summerson: 'I remember after this first visit sitting at a café table on the edge of a pavement almost touching all the traffic going into and out of the Gare Montparnasse, & sitting there for a very long time with an astonishing feeling of quiet and repose (!) " the thing I remember most was the feeling of light in his room & the pauses and silences.'Follow the careers of both artists and track the ultimate fate of abstract art in Britain in this major show, which brings together paintings and reliefs by both artists.Enjoy a 10% discount in the Courtauld Gallery shop with your National Art Pass.

The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0RN

020 7848 2526


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

Free to all

Free entry with National Art Pass

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Valid to 31 December 2019

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