I carry my landscapes around with me
Claude Monet - Joan Mitchell
A leading figure in American Abstraction, Mitchell established a singular approach to abstraction. Her inventive reinterpretation of the traditional figure-ground relationship and synesthetic use of color set her apart from her peers, resulting in intuitively constructed and emotionally charged compositions that alternately evoke individuals, observations, places, and points in time.
This book offers a unique invites to explore the range of scale and formal experimentation of this innovative area of Mitchell's extensive body of work. It features reproductions of each painting in this selection as a whole, but also numerous details that allow an intimate understanding of the surface texture and brushwork. In the complementing essays, Suzanne Hudson analyses boundaries, borders, and edges in Mitchell's multipanel paintings, beginning with her first work of this kind, The Bridge (1956), considering them as both physical and conceptual objects; Robert Slifkin examines the dynamics of repetition and energy in the artist's paintings, in relation to works by Monet and Willem de Kooning, among others.
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