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Siesta by Joan Miró

    Siesta by Joan Miró

    Siesta by Joan Miró was created in 1925. The painting is in Centre Pompidou, Paris. The size of the work is 113 x 146 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.

    Siesta, 1925 is highly suggestive of an ‘automatic’, unplanned and apparently ‘spontaneous’ production of semi-abstract forms and lines. In Siesta, a single-colour ground contains a dominant flat, white shape and a series of smaller forms and lines. The effect is of a series of fragile forms floating in an atmosphere of some kind: it is hard to suggest any more definite subject-matter. But the two preliminary drawings of Siesta show that the process behind Miro’s work is almost the exact reverse of Max Ernst’s… Read more in joan

    About the Artist: Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist Joan Miró was born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism but with a personal style, sometimes also veering into Fauvism and Expressionism. He began drawing classes at the age of seven at a private school at Carrer del Regomir 13, a medieval mansion. To the dismay of his father, he enrolled at the fine art academy at La Llotja in 1907. He studied at the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc… Read more


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