Current Location:
Kleiner Commons -> 1st Floor (KLC)
Location Notes:
KLC; Outside Qdoba

“L'Oisauau Plumage Deploye“ by Joan Mirò

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.11
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1953 oil on canvas painting
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 27.5 in Width: 39.5 in
Description:
Abstract image of bird with green moon-shaped object in the top.
Historical Context:
Joan Miró was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain. His work has been labeled as Surrealism, a "sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride." In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society. He declared an "assassination of painting" in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.