Loading...

Oiseau, 1946-1949

Bird, 1946-1949
Sculpture, 19 x 17.3 x 12.1 cm
Miró had lived in Paris since 1920, where he had become a key member of the Surrealist group, but returned to Catalonia in 1940. From 1944 to 1950, he created a dozen small-scale major works featuring a series of characters, highly stylised heads and birds that he modelled in clay and reproduced in bronze and terracotta. Miró produced drawings, these plaster casts and small bronzes as studies for subsequent large-scale works. The sculptures are solid and rounded, with large protuberances and indentations, clefts and symbols. One of the main figures is an opulent woman, like a mother goddess, a figure that lies at the heart of Miró’s symbolic imaginary.

Technical details

Original title:
Oiseau
Registration number:
0989
Artist:
Miró, Joan
Date created:
1946-1949
Date acquired:
1997
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan
Object type:
Sculpture
Media:
Patinated plaster
Dimensions:
19 x 17.3 x 12.1 cm (height x width x depth)
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Rooms 3 and 4
Credits:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
Copyright:
© Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris
It has accessibility resources:
Yes

The MACBA Collection features Catalan, Spanish and international art and, although it includes works from the 1920s onwards, its primary focus is on the period between the 1960s and the present.

For more information on the work or the artist, please consult MACBA's Library. To request a loan of the work, please write to colleccio [at] macba.cat.

If you need a high resolution image of the work, you must submit an image loan request.


Related

Images

Joan Miró "Sense títol (Ocell lunar)"
Joan Miró "Sense títol (Ocell lunar)"
A single image can bear witness to the past and anticipate a foreseeable future.
Ignasi Aballí