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Painting (Figures with Stars)

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1933

Artist:

Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983

About this artwork

In the 1930s, the Surrealist movement grew beyond its avant-garde art origins and extended into the mainstream realms of commerce and advertising, fashion, theater, and design. For two of the great leaders of the movement, André Breton and Louis Aragon, this engagement defied the core principles of the group by bringing avant-garde art into the marketplace. Others, including Joan Miró, embraced it as a venue for new creative possibilities. In addition to designing theater sets, backdrops, and costumes, Miró was involved in the decorative arts. This painting, titled Painting (Figures with Stars), is one of four cartoons for tapestries commissioned in 1933 by the French art collector and gallery director Marie Cuttoli. Two of Miró’s designs, including this one, were made into tapestries at the famous French Aubusson tapestry works.

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Artist

Joan Miró

Title

Painting (Figures with Stars)

Origin

Spain

Date

1933

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed on verso, c.: "Joan Miró"

Dimensions

78 × 97 in. (198.1 × 246.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Culberg

Reference Number

1952.512

Copyright

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

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