Joan Miro / The Spanish Playing Cards / 1920Joan Miro
The Spanish Playing Cards

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Creator Name: Miró, Joan
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1893 - 1983
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Joan Miro
Title: The Spanish Playing Cards
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1920
Creation End Date: 1920
Creation Date: 1920
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.25-1/4 x W.27-3/4 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 62.73.2
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, Sr.
Copyright: ? Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Joan Miró's first encounter with the Cubist works of Picasso and Braque in 1919 inspired a group of still lifes - including Spanish Playing Cards - that he executed in 1920. Here, the stylized realism of Miró's previous work combined with the geometric faceting of synthetic Cubism. The densely painted objects retain their identity, but the surrounding space is fractured into patterned lines and angles. Miró continued working this way until 1924, when he became part of the Surrealist movement.

AMICA ID: MIA_.62.73.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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