1. […] Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), also American, was an Abstract Expressionist.  Her paintings are expansive, often covering two separate panels.  Mitchell was also primarily influenced by landscapes, and drawn to works by Van Gogh and Kandinsky.  (Makes me wonder if synethetes are are drawn to each other like magnets.)  Her paintings contain scribbles, scratches, and drips of paint that have a sense of movement.  Some of the paintings seem like they will drip off of the canvas and disappear.  Others look like the hues would blow away with a gust of wind, like crisp autumn leaves. […]

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