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Women and Bird in the Moonlight (Femmes, oiseau au clair de lune)

© Successió Miró / ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Tate

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This work belongs to a series of paintings that Miró made in 1949–1950 in Majorca. Miró’s use of simple shapes and bright colours constitutes a highly personal visual language, often charged with symbolic meaning. In this case, the women and bird of the title are easily identifiable under the moon and stars. This imagery suggests a harmonious and elemental relationship between man and nature, which the artist felt was threatened by modern civilisation.

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More information

Date

1949

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 81.3 x W 66 cm

Accession number

N06007

Acquisition method

purchased 1951

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

date inscribed


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