Painting (Fratellini)

Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983

Geography:
Made in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1927

Medium:
Oil and aqueous medium on canvas

Dimensions:
51 1/4 x 38 1/4 inches (130.2 x 97.1 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Curatorial Department:
Modern Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 48, Modern and Contemporary Art, ground floor

Accession Number:
1952-16-1

Credit Line:
A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952

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Label:
Painting (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.


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