Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Joan Mitchell

 Joan Michell is probably the most wellknown female abstract expressionist.  Though born in Chicago, Illinois much of her carrear took place in France.  She painted on unprimed canvases with violent brush strokes inspired mostly by landscapes. She has said she wanted her paintings "to convey the feeling of the dying sunflower" and "some of them come out like young girls, very coy ... they're very human." I admire the freedom she has with the paint and all the raw emotion you feel in her movements.