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Personnage

Accession Number
1990/1.269

Title
Personnage

Artist(s)
Joan Miró

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1948

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
18 7/8 in x 14 3/4 in (47.94 cm x 37.47 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 in (56.2 cm x 45.72 cm);18 15/16 in x 14 5/8 in (48.1 cm x 37.15 cm);11 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in (28.26 cm x 14.29 cm)

Credit Line
Given by their family in memory of Clement A. and Margaret Earhart Smith

Subject matter
This biomorphic representation of a person in bright colors is reminiscent of Miró's early paintings. It is simpler and the figure larger, however. Miró began creating lithographs fairly late in his career- he produced his first color lithographs in 1948. Throughout his career, Miró worked with a variety of mediums, and he was a painter, printmaker, and ceramicist. In 1970, Miró created a Personnage sculpture whose figure resembles the one in this print.
 

Physical Description
This print shows a figure with a blue body, black head, blue arms, and one black leg and foot and one orange leg and foot in a boneless depiction which resembles the style of a child. There is an orange circle to the right of the figure. A black rectangular outline surrounds the figure and the circle.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Abstract (fine arts style)
Spanish (culture or style)
figures (representations)
modern and contemporary art
standing

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