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Tilleul

Joan Mitchell

Tilleul

Joan Mitchell
  • Date: 1978
  • Style: Abstract Expressionism
  • Period: Mid Career: 1968–1980
  • Genre: abstract
  • Media: oil, canvas

Tilleul is one of Mitchell's most direct examples of landscape abstractions. In French, telleul is a linden tree, and Mitchell created a group of paintings inspired by the tree in front of her home in Vetheuil, France. Not a representation, the dense vertical strokes of paint evoke the essence of tree branches reaching upward.

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