©Successió Miró-Adagp, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2018

Dancer Listening to Organ in a Gothic Cathedral

Joan MIRO (Spain/1893-Spain/1983)
oil on canvas 197.1x130.6cm

The painter Miro was born in the Catalonia region of Spain and first came to fame in 1920 amidst the Surrealist movement. After working in a dark, grotesque style said to have been influenced by the Spanish Civil War, his Constellations series with their moon and sun-like symbols fully established Miro's fame. This work can be seen as having emerged from the same creative forms as the Constellations series. As indicated by the title, this composition of detailed color contrasts and formal arrangements is at first glance seemingly artless and unformed as it depicts various forms dancing to the sounds of an organ concert. Miro's fame in 20th century art can be found in such innocent and yet scrupulously calculated compositions.

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