Joan Miró

Chevaux en fuite par le vol de l'oiseau-terreur

Date: 1976

Technique: Oil on «Pompier»-style chipboard

Dimensions: 49 x 74 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, Serra Collection long-term loan

Reg. no.: 116

On display

Two contrasting styles, Figuration and Abstraction, on a single canvas which depicts the scene of an anonymous landscape where three horses gallop, and the irreverent intervention of Miró’s hand which applies colour and abstract figures on top of it. During one particular period, from 1965 to 1976, Miró used this procedure of manipulation of anonymous paintings found by chance in different shops on 10 occasions. A kind of anti-painting, where the concept takes precedence over the gesture.

For the exhibition project “Islands and Horizons”, his grandson Joan Punyet Miró produced an extensive text on the work, insisting that “Miró introduces us into a world in which an effort is demanded of us – to revisit the definitions of time, space, life and death”.


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