Modern and Contemporary Art
PaintingMade in Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
Oil and aqueous medium on canvas
1952-61-85A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
LabelJoan Miró utilized a variety of inventive strategies to fuel his creative process. This painting, in spite of its large scale and soft, biomorphic shapes, was based on a collage that the artist made by piecing together printed illustrations of drain pipes, propellers, and other industrial objects. Seventeen similar pairs of paintings and collages exist, each a compelling exploration of the intricate relationship between mass-produced and unique images.
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