Feb 24, 2020
Feb 24, 2020




Joan Mitchell

(American, 1925–1992)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 194.6 x 113.7 cm (76 5/8 x 44 3/4 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.172

Did you know?

Mitchell’s beloved dogs were the only visitors permitted in her studio while she painted.


Named after a picturesque village in central France where Mitchell made a summertime visit, Gouise is an exuberant celebration of nature. Featuring vibrant colors, swirling forms, and lush textures, its large abstract composition evokes a sunlit garden in dazzling bloom. Rather than copy a specific scene, the artist rendered the rural landscape filtered through memory and sensation.

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