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B-MI: the Blackburn-Mondrian Index

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In checking the cover of Usborne's Understanding Modern Art, it occurred to me that there should be a classification of all the relevant paintings from 1920 onwards, listed by the number of primary colour planes, so the Usborne cover would be "112", i.e. 1 red, 1 yellow and 2 blues . The data was assembled, including counts of black and white/grey planes and the most efficient analysis seems to be RYB plus black.
The answer, incidentally, is that the design is not a real Mondrian. Also, in my view, it is being displayed sideways as none of the originals are in that format.

Goto: 1000 - 2000 - 3000 - lines - other

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Analysis of colour planes in Mondrian's paintings
R-Y-Bl-Bk Work(s)
0000
B169, 1926 B176, 1926 B211, 1929 B218, 1930
B169 B176 B211 B218
B223, 1930 B224, 1930 B229, 1931 B243, 1931
B223 B224 B229 B243
0002
B166, 1925      
B166
0010
B173, 1926 B244, 1936 B250, 1934 B258, 1935
B173 B244 B250 B258
B259, 1935 B277, 1937 B309, 1942
B259 B277 B309
0011
B183, 1927      
B183
0100
up
B177, 1926 B220, 1930 B221, 1930 B231, 1932
B177 B220 B221 B231
B237, 1932 B242, 1934 B248, 1934 B251, 1934
B237 B242 B248 B251
B253, 1935      
B253
0110
B165, 1925 B174, 1926 B192, 1927 B197, 1927
B165 B174 B192 B197
B208, 1929 B215, 1929 B225, 1930 B228, 1931
B208 B215 B225 B228
B234, 1932 B235, 1932 B236, 1932 B238, 1933
B234 B235
B236 B238
B240, 1933 B256, 1935 B263, 1936 B267, 1936
B240 B256 B263 B267
B271, 1937      
B271
0111
B171, 1926 B193, 1927 B207, 1929
B171 B193 B207
0120
B143, 1922      
B143
0200
B264, 1936      
B264
0210
B270, 1937      
B270
1000
up
B170, 1926 B172, 1926 B175, 1926 B181, 1926/7
B170 B172 B175 B181
B186, 1927 B226, 1931 B232, 1932 B245, 1936
B186 B254 B232 B245
B249, 1934 B254, 1935 B255, 1935 B282, 1938
B249 B254 B255 B282
B292, 1938      
B292      
1001
B189, 1927 B214, 1929 B269, 1936  
B189 B214 B269
1010
B148, 1922 B184, 1927 B195, 1927 B209, 1929
B148 B184 B195 B209
B227, 1931 B230, 1932 B268, 1936 B272, 1937
B227 B230 B268 B272
1011
B157, 1925      
B157      
1100
B198, 1927 B265, 1936    
B198 B265    
1110
B134, 1922 B158, 1925 B161, 1925 B164, 1925
B134 B158 B161 B164
B182, 1927 B185, 1927 B187, 1927 B190, 1927
B182 B185 B187 B190
B191, 1927 B194, 1927 B196, 1927 B200, 1927
B191 B194 B196 B200
B201, 1928 B216, 1929 B217, 1930 B219, 1930
B201 B216 B217 B219
B219a, 1930 B222, 1930 B233, 1932 B261, 1935
B219a B222 B233 B261
1111
up
B124, 1921 B125, 1921 B126a, c.1920 B127, 1921
B124 B125 B126a B127
B131, 1921 B135, 1922 B137, 1922 B138, 1922
B131 B135 B137 B138
B139, 1922 B142, 1922 B144, 1922 B145, 1922
B139 B142 B144 B145
B146, 1922 B147, 1922 B149, 1922 B150, 1923
B146 B147 B149 B150
B155, 1925 B156, 1925 B159, 1925 B162, 1925
B155 B156 B159 B162
B163, 1925 B180, 1926/7 B203, 1928 B204, 1928
B163 B180 B203 B204
B205, 1928 B206, 1929 B212, 1929 B213, 1929
B205 B206 B212 B213
1112
B120, 1921 B126, 1921 B128, 1921 B129, 1921
B120 B126 B128 B129
B210, 1929      
B210      
1113
B136, 1922      
B136      
1121
B202, 1928    
B202      
1122
B160, 1925      
B160      
1131
B117, 1921 B132, 1921    
B117 B132    
1140
B311, 1937/42      
B311      
1210
B199, 1927      
B199      
1211
B141, 1922      
B141      
1212
B114, 1920      
B114      
1213
B307, 1942      
B307      
1231
B119, 1921      
B119      
1400
B273, 1937      
B273      
2000
up
B278, 1937      
B278      
2010
B239, 1933      
B239      
2110
B188, 1927 B297, 1940 B362, 1940-41?  
B188 B297 b362  
2111
B123, 1921 B152, 1925 B298, 1940  
B123 B152 B298  
2112
B115, 1921 B306, 1942    
B115 B306    
2121
B122, 1921      
B122      
2130
B308, 1939-1942      
B308      
2210
B118, 1921      
B118      
2312
B130, 1921      
B130      
2341
B318, 1940/1942      
B318      
2433
B116, 1921      
B116      
2732
B108, 1920      
B108      
3000
B262, 1936 B266, 1936    
B262 B266    
3010
B304, 1941      
B304      
3310
B317, 1942      
B317      
3323
B110, 1920      
B110      
3332
B109, 1920      
B109      
3410
B320, 1937-43      
B320      
3432
B106, 1920      
B106      
3434
B105, 1920      
B105      
3553
B153, 1925      
B153      
3622
B322, 1939      
B322      
4120
B310, 1942      
B310      
4201
B316, 1942      
B316      
4220
B284, 1939      
B284      
4310
B315, 1939/1942      
B315      
4323
B154, 1925      
B154      
4445
B104, 1920      
B104      
5010
up
B313, 1938      
B313      
5250
B314, 1939/1942      
B314      
5451
B107, 1920      
B107      
8011
B312, 1937/1942      
B312      
lines
B241, 1934 B300, 1941 B301, 1942 B302, 1941
B241 B300 B301 B302
B303, 1941 B319, 1941 B321, 1938/1943 B323, 1942-43
B303 B319 B321 B323
B324, 1944      
B324      
other
up
B111, 1920/21 B112, 1920 B167, 1926 B168, 1926
B111
B112
B167 B168
B178, 1926 B246, 1934 B247, 1934 B290, 1938
B178 B246 B247 B290
B291, 1938/39 B305, 1918/1942    
B291 B305    
Early states B113-B153, B121-B154, B133-B155, B140-B157, B151-B156, B252-B258, B257-B306, B260-B307, B274-B310, B275-B320, B276-B311, B279-B308, B280-B309, B281-B312, B283-B321, B285-B313, B286-B314, B287-B316, B288-B317, B289-B303, B293-B304, B294-B32, B295-B315, B296-B318, B299-B319

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Adapted from the original version created in 2011 and online here.