Modern and Contemporary Art
Dog Barking at the MoonMade in Montroig, Tarragona, Spain, Europe
Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
1952-61-82A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
LabelCreated 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."