From the relative calm and erie quiet of suburban New Jersey, I keep my eye on what's happening with the virus in the city. Today's artist is American painter Joan Mitchell 1925-1992. Specifically the piece City Landscape from 1955. The intensity of the color and the placement of the strokes clustered together speak to me of raw energy that is beautiful and dangerous.
About Joan Mitchell From Theartstory.com
Joan Mitchell is known for the compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes of her large and often multi-paneled paintings. Inspired by landscape, nature, and poetry, her intent was not to create a recognizable image, but to convey emotions. Mitchell's early success in the 1950s was striking at a time when few women artists were recognized. She referred to herself as the "last Abstract Expressionist," and she continued to create abstract paintings until her death in 1992.
“My paintings are titled after they are finished. I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me—and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed,” Joan Mitchell