Object ID 000172
Object Name Miro
Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection
Accession # 2017.01.258.203
Alternate ID NF 921 MIR
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Gift
Accession Date JUN 19,2018
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Status In Collection
Object Keywords Miro´, Joan, 1893-1983.,Biography,Painting--Spanish,Spanish--Painting,
Title Joan Miro
Description / Abstract The bright colors and graphic strength of Joan Miró's paintings have made him immensely popular, but the artist would have been disappointed to see his work treated as little more than interior décor. This accessible survey of the artist's life and career explores the complex roots and darker shades that lie behind the evolution of Miró's work, from the culture of his Catalan homeland to his exposure to the Parisian avant-garde, and the rise of fascism in Spain. Alongside Miró's paintings, the author studies his sculpture, prints, and murals, quoting from the artist's own revealing statements. For anyone wanting to explore the visual legacy of the artist who declared that he wanted to "assassinate painting," this vividly illustrated book is the perfect guide.
Physical Description 79 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Publisher London : Tate Pub. ; New York
Publisher Details Distributed in the US by Harry N. Abrams, 2011.
Spine / Label 921 MIR