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If you are unable to come to UMMA in person due to illness, quarantine, etc., you can choose a work from this set of surrealist and surrealist-adjacent pieces from the UMMA collection. 
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The Skyline (La Ligne d'horizon)

Accession Number
1964/2.51

Title
The Skyline (La Ligne d'horizon)

Artist(s)
Joan Miró

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1938

Medium & Support
drypoint and etching with roulette on paper

Dimensions
7 11/16 in x 10 7/16 in (19.53 cm x 26.51 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);12 15/16 in x 17 11/16 in (32.86 cm x 44.93 cm);8 ⅜ in x 11 ⅛ in (21.27 cm x 28.26 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol

Label copy
Joan Miró
Spain, 1893–1983
The Skyline (La Ligne d’horizon)
1938
Drypoint and etching with roulette
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol, 1964/2.51
(Flip Your Field: Abstract Art from the Collection, June 9 – September 2, 2012, text by Celeste Brusati)
Miró’s group of about twenty prints published in 1938 bears witness to the serious political climate of the time: the emergence of fascism, the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, and rumblings of world war. Rather than directly describing events, the artist alluded to atrocities and inhuman acts through distorted and threatening forms. In the image displayed here, a monstrous, lumpy figure rising from the horizon in the center of the composition and a triangular being with elongated tongue at the lower left populate a barren landscape illuminated by a black sun.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998
Joan Miró
Spain, 1893–1983
The Skyline (La Ligne d’horizon)
1938
Drypoint and etching with roulette
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol, 1964/2.51

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Landscapes
Surrealism
modern and contemporary art
suns

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