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Brushstrokes in radiant yellow, brilliant blue, and other bold colors tangle together, forming a harmonious composition on two white canvases left unprimed. The broad sweeps, strokes, and drips are arranged into an abstract landscape that Joan Mitchell titled "Ici," French for "here." A secondgeneration Abstract Expressionist painter, Mitchell received a fellowship to study in France from 1948 to 1949. She returned to France in 1969, settling in Vétheuil, the former home of Impressionist Claude Monet, from 1878 until 1881. Although Mitchell painted Ici in France shortly before her death in 1992, the very location of this abstracted landscape is left open for interpretation, since "here" could b...
Oil on canvas
102.0 x 78.8in
Image © Estate of Joan Mitchell
Text © Saint Louis Art Museum

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