MITCHELL, Joan

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Description

Sunflower
1970
Oil on canvas
103 x 79" FRAMED
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.

Date

1970

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 April 23, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/10781.