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Joan Miró

Paysan catalan inquiet par le passage d'un vol d'oiseaux, 1952

Oil on canvas
36 1/10 × 28 3/5 in
91.8 × 72.7 cm
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Phillips

Property from a Distinguished Family Collection

“We Catalans believe that you must plant your feet …

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“We Catalans believe that you must plant your feet firmly on the ground if you want to be able to jump high in the air. The fact that I come down to earth from time to time makes it possible to jump higher” – Joan Miró

We are grateful to Charles Stuckey, Art Historian …

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Signed "Miró" lower right; further signed, inscribed, titled and dated “19 Miró 1952 PAYSAN CATALAN INQUIET PAR LE PASSAGE D’UN VOL … Read more
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

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About the work
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Phillips

Property from a Distinguished Family Collection

“We Catalans believe that you must plant your feet …

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Property from a Distinguished Family Collection

“We Catalans believe that you must plant your feet firmly on the ground if you want to be able to jump high in the air. The fact that I come down to earth from time to time makes it possible to jump higher” – Joan Miró

We are grateful to Charles Stuckey, Art Historian …

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Signature
Signed "Miró" lower right; further signed, inscribed, titled and dated “19 Miró 1952 PAYSAN CATALAN INQUIET PAR LE PASSAGE D’UN VOL … Read more
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Joan Miró

Paysan catalan inquiet par le passage d'un vol d'oiseaux, 1952

Oil on canvas
36 1/10 × 28 3/5 in
91.8 × 72.7 cm
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