Charmion von Wiegand: City Rhythm

Charmion von Wiegand is best known as a leading American practitioner of Neo-Plasticism, an abstract style invented by the influential Dutch avant-garde painter Piet Mondrian. City Rhythm, one of von Wiegand’s most successful Neo-Plastic paintings, shows her debt to Mondrian but also clearly demonstrates her innovative contributions to this distinctive style. City Rhythm breaks free of Mondrian’s abstemious, mathematical style to discover a more joyful, spontaneous mode of abstraction reminiscent of the improvisational syncopations of jazz.