Joan Miró Spanish

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Miró molded this sculpture directly with his hands, forgoing prepartory drawings. The object’s lunar-shaped face has stylistic and thematic similarities with Miró’s other cosmically themed works. In 1966, Miró reworked this sculpture and cast it as a monumental bronze. While Miró first began to make small bronzes in 1944, his interest in sculpture began when he was just nineteen and a student at the Escola d’Art in Barcelona. One of his instructors there would blindfold him and ask the young artist to draw objects only using his sense of touch.

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

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