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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 1/8 in x 22 1/8 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 3/8 in x 11 1/8 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

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Keywords
Landscapes
Surrealism
modern and contemporary art
suns

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