MITCHELL, Joan

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Description

Sunflower
1970
oil on canvas
103 x 79 in.
The freedom in my paintings is quite controlled; I dont close my eyes and hope for the best. This statement by Joan Mitchell reminds that her exuberant compositions are just thatcomposed. While often considered a second-generation abstract expressionist, Mitchell moved to France in 1959 to distance herself from the New York scene. In 1969, she settled in Vheuil, north of Paris, to a two acre riverfront compound. There, in her larger studio, her landscape inspired canvases increased in scale and their surfaces became more weighty and dense.

Creator

MITCHELL, Joan
United States, 1926 - 1992

Source

Gift of Katharine W. Tremaine

Identifier

1985.98

Collection

Citation

MITCHELL, Joan and United States, 1926 - 1992, “MITCHELL, Joan,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 29, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/10781.