Joan Miró Painting 1927

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Artist
Joan Miró 1893–1983
Title
Painting
Peinture
Date 1927
Medium Tempera and oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 972 x 1302 mm
frame: 1080 x 1418 x 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1971
Reference
T01318

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Delicate linear forms float on the open blue that Miró associated with dreams. With André Masson, Miró was the first to create imagery using automatic techniques in which forms seemed to emerge directly from the unconscious. From this he developed his own personal sign language, which simplified familiar things such as stars, birds and parts of the body. He later revealed, for example, that the white shape in this painting signified a horse.

December 2005