Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
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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