Dune

Dune

1970
Artist
Joan Mitchell, American, 1925-1992
Born: Chicago, IL
Work Locations: Vétheuil, France
Country
United States
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of Dr. Charles and Linda Hamlin on the occasion of Dianne Vanderlip's 25th year with the Contemporary Collection
2001.653

Joan Mitchell
Dune, 1970
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of Dr. Charles and Linda Hamlin on the occasion of Dianne Vanderlip's 25th year with the Contemporary Collection, 2001.653

Dimensions
image height: 98 in, 248.9200 cm; image width: 78 5/8 in, 199.7075 cm; frame height: 99 1/2 in, 252.7300 cm; frame width: 80 in, 203.2000 cm; frame depth: 2 in, 5.0800 cm; height: 97 in, 246.3800 cm; width: 79 in, 200.6600 cm
Inscription
Signed bottom right
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
One of the most important and successful painters of the New York School, Joan Mitchell was often referred to by her peers as a "painter's painter." Mitchell spent her time in Paris, and later, in Vétheuil , where she painted “Dune.” “Dune” perfectly captures Mitchell’s lifelong commitment to conveying a sense of light on the canvas, responses to place, and her methodical approach to painting — in stark contrast to the more spontaneous gestures of some of her Abstract Expressionist colleagues
Exhibition History
  • "Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art"--Denver Art Museum, 11/16/2002 - 8/3/2003
  • "Earth and Fire"--Denver Art Museum, 6/11/2011 - 8/5/2011

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