Finding meaning in abstraction

Joan Mitchell, City Landscape, 1955, oil on linen, 203.2 × 203.2 cm (Art Institute of Chicago 1958.193, ©The Estate of Joan Mitchell), a Seeing America video

This painting at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Cite this page as: Sarah Alvarez, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Finding meaning in abstraction," in Smarthistory, May 7, 2020, accessed June 5, 2023,