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Watch Joan Jonas Dress Up as the Mythical Figures That Inhabit Her Performances and Videos

Watching the artist Joan Jonas, a veteran performance and video artist, you would never imagine that she is a self-proclaimed very shy person. At 85, the New York native is in the midst of one major retrospective, at Dia: Beacon, and planning for another at the Museum of Modern Art in 2024. Over her six-decade career, Jonas has created new categories for what “performance ...

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Joan Mitchell Foundation Names 15 Inaugural Fellows – ARTnews.com

The New York–based Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the inaugural recipients of its Joan Mitchell Fellowships, which provide 15 artists working in painting and sculpture with unrestricted $60,000 grants. The funds will be disbursed over a five-year span, during which the awardees will also be given access to networking opportunities with arts professionals and mentorship programs. Among the recipients are the Colombian-born María Berrío, ...

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A Joan Mitchell Retrospective at SFMOMA Shows the Artist as You’ve Never Seen Her Before

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the late Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell will be the subject of a major U.S. museum show that brings together more than 80 canvases at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The show, organized with the support of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, opens with a pair of Mitchell’s student works, painted in a Cubist style right after her graduation ...

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Joan Mitchell Retrospective Debuts at SFMOMA

Joan Mitchell in her Paris studio in 1956 (Courtesy SFMOMA / Loomis Dean / The LIFE Picture Collection / Shutterstock)Joan Mitchell has long been hailed as a formidable creative force — a painter who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York. She then spent nearly four decades in France creating distinctive, vibrant abstract paintings that draw on ...

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Who Is Joan Mitchell, and Why Is She Important? – ARTnews.com

There was no turning back when, in 1950, Joan Mitchell completed Figure and City, a painting in which an abstracted figure emerges from the canvas amid a crush of cuboidal forms. Prior to this breakthrough, Mitchell had been working in a semi-figurative mode, producing still lifes and urban landscapes in which anything and everything could be reduced to geometric shapes. Then, after Figure and ...

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Joan Mitchell, More Like a Poet

Joan Mitchell’s vocation as a painter always intertwined with poetry. In 1935, “Autumn,” a poem she wrote at age 10, published in Poetry magazine, distills melancholia from a landscape of  “rusty leaves,” “blue haze,” “sun-tanned stalks,” and “red berries” on a “thorn-tree.” Speaking in Marion Cajori’s documentary film Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter (1992) the artist says her painting is “more like ...

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Joan Brown at Venus Over Manhattan – ARTnews.com

Bay Area artist Joan Brown, who died in 1990 at age fifty-two, produced a vast body of figurative paintings with an offbeat, vernacular appeal. This exhibition at Venus Over Manhattan featured a dozen of Brown’s dazzling canvases, primarily from the 1970s, characterized by dreamily composed scenes and highly stylized figures. Brown emerged within San Francisco’s Beat and burgeoning “Funk” art scenes of the 1960s, ...

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