Joan Mitchell

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A master of color and abstraction, Joan Mitchell was one of the most respected American artists in the world. She began exhibiting with the Abstract Expressionists in the early 1950s and remained a quintessential New York School painter while living her last 35 years in France. This volume shows her work in 8 b&w and 118 colorplates, including 8 gatefolds. Size C. 228 pp.
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Overview

A master of color and abstraction, Joan Mitchell was one of the most respected American artists in the world. She began exhibiting with the Abstract Expressionists in the early 1950s and remained a quintessential New York School painter while living her last 35 years in France. This volume shows her work in 8 b&w and 118 colorplates, including 8 gatefolds. Size C. 228 pp.
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Mitchell, a Chicago-born abstract expressionist who mingled with the de Kooning crowd, has lived in France since the 1950s, yet the New York School still claims her as one of their own. Many of her paintings embody her felt responses to trees, water, fields and flowers. Frantic swirls of colors are suspended in equilibrium; powerful, slashing strokes remind one of Franz Kline but are more organic. The later pictures are open and airy, often exploding in colorful calligraphic gestures. Mitchell likens her artistic goal to stopping time, as in a still photograph. In examining the way she achieves her effects, Bernstock, assistant professor of art history at Cornell, shows how the artist drew inspiration for her pictures from poets Wallace Stevens, Frank O'Hara, Rilke, Wordsworth and Baudelaire. Featuring 118 color plates, this monograph complements a traveling exhibition. (May)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780933920828
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.86 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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