Tilleul, 1978


Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell
Tilleul, 1978
Huile sur toile / Oil on canvas
240.0 x 180.0 cm

© The Estate of Joan Mitchell

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Joan Mitchell worked from memory. She painted neither reality nor memories, but rather her perception of things and space. 

Her recurrent use of panel painting enabled her to control the composition of her paintings in which strident, overlapping colors create tension, while contributing to overall harmony. Tilleul (1978) is a close-up of a tree reveals a section of the trunk. Midnight blue and red lines evoke branches, while the white of the canvas is the white of light filtering through leaves.

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Joan Mitchell

1925 - 1992, Chicago (United States)
Died in Paris (France)

Joan Mitchell was trained and achieved recognition in the New York scene in the 1950s before gradually settling in Paris at the end of the decade and establishing her studio in 1968 in Vétheuil—where Claude Monet lived for several years. 
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