Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Moonbird
Alternate Title:
Oiseau lunaire
Image View:
Overall view from left side
Creator:
Joán Miró (Spanish sculptor, 1893-1983)
Location:
repository: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) DE00041
Location Note:
52 Santa Isabel Street
GPS:
40.408889-3.694444
Date:
1944-1946 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Spanish
Style Period:
Surrealist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
bronze
Technique:
casting (process)
Measurements:
234 cm (height) x 210 cm (width) x 150 cm (depth)
Subjects:
abstraction; animal; birds
Description:
In the 1940s, Joan Miró approached sculpture from a similar standpoint to that which had first attracted him to the discipline in the middle of the surrealist period in Paris. His purpose, however, had changed: his inspiration was more markedly oneiric and his subject matter connected to the cosmic world. In Oiseau lunaire (Moonbird), the first version of which dates from 1946-1949, one can see the legacy of the nature-based organic forms so closely associated with one section of early surrealist sculpture, particularly that of Jean Arp, but with a subject area that was typical of the Catalan painter, referring equally to the Constellations series done during Second World War and to the world of birds, which Miró saw as the connection between the terrestrial and celestial worlds. (Source: Museo Reina Sofia [website]; https://www.museorei nasofia.es/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-MIRO-SRS-LBM-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Moonbird