Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Catalan Peasant with a Guitar
Image View:
Detail, top of painting showing the red barretina (cap)
Creator:
Joán Miró (Spanish painter, 1893-1983)
Location:
repository: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) Inv. no. 672 (1974.8)
Location Note:
Paseo del Prado, 8
GPS:
40.416111-3.695
Date:
1924 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Catalan; Spanish
Style Period:
Surrealist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
painting (visual work)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
oil paint on canvas
Technique:
oil painting (technique)
Measurements:
147 cm (height) x 114 cm (width)
Subjects:
abstraction; Musical instruments; Catalonia
Description:
Catalan Peasant with a Guitar is one of a series of paintings produced after Miró’s first visit to Paris in 1920 and his subsequent exposure to the work of Dadaist and Surrealist poets and artists. From that moment on, the artist began to simplify his compositions in a process that gradually led him to abandon external reality in favor of a peculiar language of signs. Here, the stylized figure of the peasant wearing his characteristic Catalan red cap or barretina is portrayed full length. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-MIRO-TBM-CPG-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Catalan Peasant with a Guitar