The Kerosene Lamp

A work made of charcoal, with red conté and colored crayons, touches of graphite, and scraping, heightened with white oil paint, on canvas prepared with a glue ground.
© 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of charcoal, with red conté and colored crayons, touches of graphite, and scraping, heightened with white oil paint, on canvas prepared with a glue ground.

Date:

1924

Artist:

Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893-1983

About this artwork

The Spanish artist Joan Miró was one of the leading exponents of Surrealism. His drawing The Kerosene Lamp has often been interpreted as autobiographical—a view of the artist's studio—but the elements of his work are intended to be suggestive rather than specific in meaning.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Joan Miró

Title

The Kerosene Lamp

Origin

Spain

Date

1924

Medium

Charcoal, with red Conté and colored crayons, touches of graphite, and scraping, heightened with white oil paint, on canvas prepared with a glue ground

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower center, in blue gouache over black pencil: "Miró/ 1924"; verso, upper left, in brush and black ink: “La lampe a Pétrole / 1924”

Dimensions

810 x 1003 mm

Credit Line

Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation, Helen L. Kellogg Trust, Blum-Kovler Foundation, Major Acquisitions and gifts from Mrs. Henry C. Woods, Members of the Committee on Prints and Drawings, and Friends of the Department

Reference Number

1978.312

Copyright

© 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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