Look at this link for an introduction to Mondrian’s Chrysanthemum and some of his artistic influences:
Search with the following words for some more insights into his Chrysanthemum drawings:
(mondrian master drawings smith college museum of art)
Choose Google Book and scroll page 236 and read both indented quotes, especially the last, from Mondrian about his intentions, followed by another image of a Chrysanthemum on page 237.
Here is a link for the video summary of his life, art, and some more art historical information:
In your sketchbook, note what is interesting about this artist, his artistic development, the Chrysanthemum drawings, and his use of media and line to create form and space. Next, in your sketchbook, copy a portion of one of his Chrysanthemum drawings.