Dog Barking at the Moon
Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
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Created shortly after Miró first included words in his art, this painting's subject originated in a sketch by the artist depicting a Catalan folk tale. The sketch (complete with cartoon word-balloons) shows a dog yelping "bow wow" at the moon, while the moon looks down without pity, saying, "You know, I don't give a damn."