Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Joan Mitchell Retrospective. Her Life and Paintings at Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany..

Joan Mitchell
Retrospective. Her Life and Paintings

Still on at the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany until Fe­bruary 21, 2016

Joan Mitchell, Un jardin pour Audrey, 1975, oil on canvas, diptych, 252,4 x 360,1 cm, © Estate of Joan Mitchell, private collection, photo: Günter König

'The avant-gardes of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, in­clud­ing Ab­s­tract Ex­pres­sion­ist paint­ing, were led by men, but Jack­son Pol­lock and all the others could not stop Joan Mitchell. The le­g­endary and now in­creas­ing­ly rec­og­nized artist, who emi­grat­ed to France in the 1950s, de­vel­oped her own form of ab­s­tract paint­ing in the mi­lieu of the New York School: a po­et­ic style be­tween cal­cu­la­tion and emo­tion, one which both se­duces the sens­es and sti­m­u­lates the in­tel­lect. With some thir­ty paint­ings, some of which are very large-for­mat and span sev­er­al pan­els, the show at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig pre­sents one of the most im­por­tant fig­ures in twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry art.'

Joan Mitchell, Exhibition view Museum Ludwig, 2015, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Britta Schlier, © Estate of Joan Mitchell, Collection of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York  

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