Modern and Contemporary Art
Painting (Fratellini)Made in Paris, France, Europe
Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
Oil and aqueous medium on canvas
Currently not on view
1952-16-1A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
LabelPainting (Fratellini) is Miró's witty homage to the comic, grotesque performances of the Fratellini brothers, acrobatic clowns who performed at the Cirque Médrano in Paris in the 1920s to great acclaim. This painting, in which amorphous, semi-figurative shapes float in a pool of brilliant blue, exemplifies Miró's striking use of color.