Unlike the more celebrated painters around her, she didn’t resolve herself to working the same issues over and over; she kept asking herself other questions, pushing the paint to do what it had not quite done before.
If painting was Mitchell’s sickness, it was also her salvation.
Curators and scholars have increasingly highlighted the importance of poetry to Mitchell’s art, though usually with so much circumspection that the link still remains obscure.
Joan Mitchell tells the complete story of this brilliant artist — her life, her work, and her myriad influences on art, literature, and music.
Highly analytical, Mitchell was a master of setting off one form or color against another, advancing the idea that a painting can be made of separate but layered and entangled parts.
When an exhibition is as puzzling as this one, it’s useful to step aside and reflect.
The works of painters Joan Mitchell and Jean-Paul Riopelle foster a dialectic between pure gestural abstraction and lyrical suggestions of the grandeur of nature.
Mary Gabriel charts the Abstract Expressionist movement through the lives of its five most prominent female painters in her newest work of biography, Ninth Street Women.
The rewards of what is in plain sight far outweigh what is tucked away.
Thomas Trosch’s paintings at Fredericks & Freiser Gallery recall idyllic settings from movie musicals.
The exhibition includes scores by John Cage and Morton Feldman, paintings by Philip Guston, sculpture and works on paper by Louise Bourgeois and David Smith, and oil paintings by Joan Mitchell.
At Art Basel Miami Beach, if you only look at the art, it’s an affair worth the trip, because if you want to see the newest art made in Saint Petersburg, Vienna, Barcelona, or Berlin, it’s here.