Quantcast

Vines and Olive Trees, Tarragona

Joan Miró (Spanish, Barcelona 1893–1983 Palma de Mallorca)

Date:
1919
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 35 5/8 in. (72.4 x 90.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.48
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): Miró./ 1919

  • Provenance

    [Galerie Pierre, Paris, until 1937; sold on June 24, 1937, for $850, to P. Matisse]; [Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1937–49; stock no. 631; sold on December 19, 1949, for $4,250, to Block]; Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago and Santa Barbara (1949–her d. 1981); Leigh B. Block, Chicago and Santa Barbara (1981–at least 1986; sold to Thaw
    and Acquavella); [E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc. and Acquavella Galleries, New York, until 1987; sold to Gelman]; Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1987–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Galerie La Licorne. "Exposition de peintures et dessins de Joan Miró," April 29–May 14, 1921, no. 24 (as "Catalogne. Arbres et montagnes à Tarragone").

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Joan Miró: Early Paintings, 1918–1925," March 12–31, 1940, no. 4 (as "Paysage aux Oliviers").

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Joan Miró," November 18, 1941–January 11, 1942, unnumbered cat. (p. 17; as "Landscape with Olive Trees") [New York venue only].

    San Francisco Museum of Art. "Picasso, Gris, Miró: The Spanish Masters of Twentieth Century Painting," September 14–October 17, 1948, no. 42 (as "Landscape with Olive Trees," lent by Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York).

    Portland, Ore.. Portland Art Museum. "Picasso, Gris, Miró: The Spanish Masters of Twentieth Century Painting," October 26–November 28, 1948, no. 42.

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Selections," November 8–26, 1949, no. 8 (as "The Olive Grove").

    Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Van Gogh and Modern Painting," October 6–November 4, 1951, no catalogue (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago).

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "The Early Paintings of Joan Miró," November 20–December 15, 1951, no. 12 (as "The Olive Grove [Montroig]," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Block).

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Joan Miró," March 18–May 10, 1959, checklist no. 12 (as "The Olive Grove," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago).

    Los Angeles County Museum. "Joan Miró," June 10–July 21, 1959, checklist no. 11.

    Arts Club of Chicago. "Joan Miró: Works from Chicago Collections," February 22–March 25, 1961, no. 6 (as "The Olive Grove," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block).

    Paris. Musée National d'Art Moderne. "Joan Miró," June–November 1962, no. 13 (as "Montroig, vignes et oliviers," lent by M. et Mme Leigh B. Block, Chicago).

    London. Tate Gallery. "Joan Miró," August 27–October 11, 1964, no. 24 (as "Vines and Olive Trees, Montroig," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block, Chicago).

    Kunsthaus Zürich. "Joan Miró," October 31–December 6, 1964, no. 24.

    Washington. National Gallery of Art. "100 European Paintings & Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block," May 4–June 11, 1967, no. 62 (as "Olive Grove, Montroig").

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "100 European Paintings & Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block," September 21–November 2, 1967, no. 62.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "One Hundred European Paintings & Drawings from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Leigh B. Block," February 2–April 14, 1968, no. 62.

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art. "Works by Living Artists from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Leigh B. Block," February 11–April 9, 1978, no. 5 (as "The Olive Grove" or "Vines and Olive Trees, Montroig").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 157; as "Vines and Olive Trees, Tarragona").

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Saint Paul de Vence. Fondation Maeght. "Joan Miró: Rétrospective de l'œuvre peint," July 4–October 7, 1990, no. 8 (as "Vignes et oliviers à Tarragone," lent by the Collection Jacques and Natasha Gelman, New York) [joined the exhibition following close of Exh. London 1990].

    New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Joan Miró," October 17, 1993–January 11, 1994, no. 15.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 181).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí," March 7–June 3, 2007, not in catalogue.

  • References

    Joan Miró. Letter to Enric C. Ricart. July 9, 1919 [published in Ref. Ainaud de Lasarte 2009, pp. 125–27, letter no. 54; excerpts published in English transl. in Ref. Rowell 1986, pp. 60–62].

    Joan Miró. Letters to Josep F. Ràfols. August 10 and 21, 1919 [published in Ref. Ainaud de Lasarte 2009, pp. 132–33, letter no. 58, pp. 136–37, letter no. 60; excerpts published in English transl. in Ref. Rowell 1986, pp. 62–64].

    Joan Miró. Letter to Enric C. Ricart. [November 1919] [published in Ref. Ainaud de Lasarte 2009, pp. 154–55, letter no. 71].

    "Museum Opens a Show of Dalí and Miró: Complete Survey of Work of Surrealists Given in Modern Art Exhibitions." New York Herald Tribune (November 19, 1941).

    James Johnson Sweeney. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1941, pp. 15, 19, 22, 80, ill. p. 17.

    Pierre Loeb. Voyages à travers la peinture. [Paris], 1946, pp. 82–83.

    J[osep]. F[rancesc]. Ràfols. "Miró antes de 'La Masia'." Anales y boletin de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona 6 (July–December 1948), ill. between pp. 500 and 501.

    A[lexandre]. Cirici Pellicer. Miró y la imaginación. Barcelona, 1949, p. 16.

    Clement Greenberg. Joan Miró. rev. ed. [1st ed., 1948]. New York, 1950, pp. 15, 129, pl. IV.

    "Van Gogh and Modern Painting." Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin 40 (October 20, 1951), p. 126.

    T[homas]. B. H[ess]. "Reviews and Previews: Miró's." Art News 50 (January 1952), p. 40, ill.

    G[eorges]. Ribemont Dessaignes in, Jacques Prévert and G[eorges]. Ribemont Dessaignes. Joan Miró. Paris, 1956, pp. 75–76.

    Howard Devree. "Paradox of Miró." New York Times (March 22, 1959), ill. p. X15.

    William Rubin. "Miró in Retrospect." Art International 3, nos. 5–6 (1959), p. 36.

    James Thrall Soby. Joan Miró. New York, 1959, p. 28, ill. p. 23.

    Robert Rosenblum. Cubism and Twentieth Century Art. New York, 1960, pp. 257–58, 323, pl. 183.

    D[enys]. Chevalier. "Miro." Aujourd'hui: Art et architecture 7 (November 1962), p. 8 [English transl. published in Ref. Rowell 1986, p. 263].

    Jacques Dupin. Joan Miró: Life and Work. New York, [1962] (French ed., 1961), pp. 92, 94, 139, 494, no. 64, ill. pp. 89 (color), 506.

    Jacques Lassaigne. Miró. Lausanne, 1963, pp. 27–28, ill. p. 25 (color).

    Cyril Barrett. "London Report." Das Kunstwerk 18 (November 1964), p. 27.

    Roland Penrose. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1964, p. 20, no. 24, pl. 4c.

    Mario Bucci. Joan Miró. Florence, 1968, p. 20, fig. 11.

    Juan Perucho. Joan Miró and Catalonia. New York, [1968], colorpl. 37.

    Roland Penrose. Miró. London, 1970, pp. 24, 207, colorpl. 16.

    Michel Tapié. Joan Miró. Milan, 1970, p. 19, pl. 8.

    Rosalind Krauss in, Rosalind Krauss and Margit Rowell. Joan Miró: Magnetic Fields. Exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, 1972, p. 16.

    Giuseppe Marchiori. "Miró through the Years." Homage to Joan Miró. Ed. G[ualtieri]. di San Lazzaro. New York, 1972, p. 22.

    William Rubin. Miró in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1973, pp. 23, 112, fig. 6.

    Gaston Diehl. Miró. New York, 1974, p. 16.

    Takahiko Okada. Miró. Tokyo, 1974, colorpl. 3.

    Margit Rowell. Joan Mirò: Peinture=poésie. [Paris], 1976, pp. 22–23, 33, 201, ill. (color).

    Alexandre Cirici. Miró and His World. Barcelona, 1985, p. 237, colorpl. 21.

    Margit Rowell, ed. Joan Miró: Selected Writings and Interviews. Boston, 1986, pp. ix, 60–63, 263, 309 n. 57, fig. 6 [rev. French ed., Paris, 1995, pp. 72–74, 283, 327 n. 49; Spanish ed., Valencia, 2002, pp. 105, 109, 351].

    Jacques Dupin in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 48.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 14.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 156–59, 180, 306, ill. (color and bw).

    Robert S. Lubar. "Joan Miró before "The Farm," 1915–1922: Catalan Nationalism and the Avant Garde." PhD. diss., New York University, 1989, pp. 164–67, 201, 210, 314, fig. 67.

    Guy Weelen. Miró. New York, 1989, p. 41, pl. 47.

    Harry Bellet in Joan Miró: Rétrospective de l'œuvre peint. Ed. Jean Louis Prat. Exh. cat., Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence. Paris, 1990, pp. 32–33, 199, no. 8, ill. (color).

    Victoria Combalía. El Descubrimiento de Miró: Miró y sus críticos, 1918–1929. Barcelona, 1990, p. 58, ill. between pp. 112 and 113 (color).

    Rosamond Bernier. Matisse, Picasso, Miró As I Knew Them. New York, 1991, p. 226, ill. p. 224 (color).

    Victoria Combalía in Joan Miró Centennial Exhibition: The Pierre Matisse Collection. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum. [Tokyo], 1992, p. 185.

    Pierre Daix. "Le Surréalisme de Miró." Connaissance des arts, no. 497 (July–August 1993), pp. 38, 41, fig. 3 (color).

    Walter Erben. Joan Miró, 1893–1983: The Man and His Work. Cologne, 1993, pp. 22, 162, ill. (color).

    Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1993, p. 28, ill. p. 99 (color).

    Lilian Tone in Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1993, pp. 368–69, no. 15, ill.

    Anne Umland in Carolyn Lanchner. Joan Miró. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, 1993, p. 321.

    Joan Punyet Miró and Gloria Lolivier Rahola. Joan Miró, le peintre aux étoiles. [Paris], 1993, pp. 26–27, 137, ill. (color).

    Daniel Giralt Miracle. El Crit de la Terra: Joan Miró i el Camp de Tarragona. Barcelona, 1994, pp. 35, 132, 150, 199, colorpl. 32.

    Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong Mainaud. Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné. Paintings. Vol. 1,1908–1930. [Paris], 1999, pp. 60–61, no. 69, ill. (color).

    Roberta Smith. "In a Brash Yet Refined School, Everyone Belongs Together." New York Times (June 15, 2001), p. E37.

    Claude Laugier in Joan Miró, 1917–1934. Ed. Agnès de la Beaumelle. Exh. cat., Centre Pompidou, Paris. London, 2004, pp. 305–6, 379, ill.

    M. J. Balsach. Joan Miró: Cosmogonies d'un món originari (1918–1939). Barcelona, 2007, pp. 22, 27, 260, fig. 15 (color).

    Tomàs Llorens. Miró: Earth. Exh. cat., Museo Thyssen Bornemisza. Madrid, 2008, p. 32, fig. 3 (color).

    Joan M. Minguet Batllori. Joan Miró. Madrid, 2008, pp. 22–23, ill. (color).

    Charles Palermo. Fixed Ecstasy: Joan Miró in the 1920s. University Park, 2008, pp. 27–31, 35, 40–42, 127, 129, 196 n. 7, 200 n. 17, fig. 6 (color).

    Joan Ainaud de Lasarte et al, ed. Epistolari Català Joan Miró: 1911–1945. Vol. 1, Barcelona, 2009, pp. 125, 127, 132–33, 136–38, 154, ill. (color).

    Eugenio Carmona. Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Angry Young Men: The Birth of Modernity. Ed. Eugenio Carmona. Exh. cat., Palazzo Strozzi. Milan, 2011, p. 79.

    Jacques Dupin. Miró. [1st ed., 1993]. Paris, 2012, pp. 72, 96, fig. 67 (color).

  • See also
    Who
    What
    Where
    When
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
490002

Close