Comments on: Joan Mitchell, The Last Paintings, A Tribute http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Polly Bagnall http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-52199 Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:46:17 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-52199 Mitchell says her works are about feelings and similarly to Gary Wragg I experienced something vital about the joy of life standing in front of them. The use of strong saturated colours in her later work emphasises a ‘push’, an urgency and yet the feeling is not of angst even when one of her paintings relates to her chemotherapy (I think this was so). Here is the evidence of a life spent painting- vital, confident and space to breathe!

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By: Tania http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-9472 Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:07:40 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-9472 A well written and accurate review – I loved seeing her work (at last!) and can only agree that a retrospective would be a real opportunity to appreciate and understand the work of this painter in greater depth. I had no idea how large the original work was but didn’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated by the scale (which in many contemporary examples often comes across as posturing, a demand to be viewed at any cost) – rather the scale seemed to reflect the artist’s real joy and exuberance with both the act of painting and its source, the French landscape. As Mr Wragg writes, this is straightforward painting and its honesty is so refreshing, so novel that in today’s world it seems almost daring. Many thanks to H&W and AbCrit for pushing forward on this much neglected front.

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By: Ben Jones http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-8535 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:58:31 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-8535 I really enjoyed Garry s article on Joan Mitchell.Not often we feel this any longer… Informed from within and uplifting as a result…as always from Garry. Two full of life enhancing artists keeping the spirit of painting alive.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-8522 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 03:20:57 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-8522 By coincidence I have four recent posts on my blog about Mitchell. They start with this one: http://newabstraction.net/2012/03/07/joan-mitchell/

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By: jenny meehan http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-8506 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:04:09 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-8506 I’m planning to see this exhibition and this writing will greatly enhance my experience, I am sure. So “Thank You”. I’ve been gazing for some time at her painting at Tate Modern, and getting a lot from the experience. It would be nice to see more, I agree with you on that. Write back later when I have seen it.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/joan-mitchell-the-last-paintings-a-tribute/#comment-8180 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:40:06 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?p=3762#comment-8180 This is a very good essay by one serious abstract painter about another, written with insight. Whilst I have perhaps a few more reservations about Mitchell’s later work than Gary – I prefered Hauser and Wirth’s previous show a couple of years ago of her earlier paintings – she certainly looks like the real deal, especially in comparison with other abstract work on show in the West End at the moment.

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