About this artwork
The forms of Joan Miró’s drawn elements in Untitled are schematically rendered yet recognizable. A conical, tipped weathervane, planets and comets in orbit, and a flaming horizon line are interrupted by the abstract geometries of collaged circles of rust, brown, tan, and white paper.
Untitled is one of 22 large-scale chromatically austere collages Miró made between July and November 1929. In these works, he kept his drawn lines to a minimum. Miró described his collages as “drawings with new explorations into substance,” and as “training exercises, shadowboxing, so as to hit harder and harder, in a tougher and more energetic way.”
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Joan Miró
- Spain (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1929
- Collage of cut and pasted papers (including flocked paper), and black Conté crayon, with touches of white gouache, pen and black ink, and traces of graphite, on cream wove paper
- Signed and dated verso, upper left, in pen and brown ink: "Miró / été 1929"
- 65.9 × 98.9 cm (26 × 38 15/16 in.)
- Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray
- © 2008 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris