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Joan Mitchell et Jean Paul Riopelle

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La maison de Joan Mitchell et Jean Paul Riopelle surplombe la maison où vécut Claude Monet (vous pouvez lire le panneau sur le pupitre à gauche). Quitter le parking, prendre à gauche dans la rue de l'église. A l'intersection, continuer tout droit et prendre l'escalier à gauche de la mairie. Emprunter la rue de la CRoix-Blanche puis à droite la ruelle du Moulin. Traverser la route de Mantes et prendre en face le chemin descendant. Sur votre gauche se trouve un ancien moulin.

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Joan Mitchell (1925 - 1992)
Jean Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002)
Two North American painters with similar techniques



A painter of the abstract expressionist movement...

Joan Mitchell quickly turned to the arts. She enrolled at Smith College, the largest women’s university in the USA, and then at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 1950s, she was an important figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Her work is characterized by huge canvases, sometimes painted using the "all-over" technique of spreading the material more or less evenly over the entire surface. Joan was inspired by painters Kandinsky and Kline. In 1955, she joined her companion Jean Paul Riopelle in France. In 1967, she moved to Vetheuil. Jean Paul Riopelle lived in Saint-Cyr-en-Arthies. They had separate studios but saw each other on a daily basis until their separation in 1979.



... And a painter-engraver and sculptor from Quebec

Jean Paul Riopelle began drawing at a very young age and painted for over 10 years with his master Henri Bisson. In the early 1940s, he joined the Montreal Automatistes movement, which advocated an experimental, intuitive, non-representative approach. In 1949, he moved to Paris and frequented the surrealists. Back in Quebec, he also worked on the "all-over" technique, moving toward spray painting with stencils and the depiction of animals. One of his most famous works is "Tribute to Rosa Luxemburg," exposed in the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec: a triptych of over 40 meters, paying tribute to Joan Mitchell who died in 1992.





by Expression Nomade