Decorative pillow case featuring a Surrealist painting of Joan Miró representing a a severe, almost totemic figure.
© Successió Miró Portrait II” (1938)
The original oil on canvas was done during a period when Joan Miró was seeing his mature plastic language take shape, following the phase in which he came closest to Surrealism, and is characterised by an unequivocal monumentality, a feature which would become increasingly common in the artist “works. Portrait II is a stark contrast to Miró “first works, as can be clearly seen when it is compared to, for example, 1918 “La casa de la palmera (House with Palm Tree).
The principal image in Portrait II is a severe, almost totemic figure, and the tones used to execute the motif – pure colours applied over large areas – contribute to the stiffness of the piece, creating a striking presence of the kind that Miró achieved in most of his sculptures. The signs of severity and monumental inflexibility seen here and in other Miró paintings from the same period came about because of the tragic events of the Civil War witnessed by the artist.
Miró was a Spanish painter that combined abstract art with Surrealist fantasy to create his lithographs, murals, tapestries, and sculptures. His mature style evolved from the tension between his fanciful, poetic impulse and his vision of the harshness of modern life.
In spite of his fame, Miró, an introvert, continued to devote himself exclusively to looking and creating.
• Invisible zipper opening
• 17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
• Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester
• Removable insert is NOT INCLUDED
• Handmade in France
With a four-generation legacy of designing and manufacturing tapestries in the fine French tradition, the Jules Pansu company joins forces with the Successio Miró and designs a cheerful collection, where each painting has been selected for the joy of life that it expresses, with its spectacular color range. Only works of art that can be perfectly woven and reproduced without distorting neither the force of colors nor the purity of lines were selected.” explains Joan Punyet Miró, the painter “grandson.
The manufacturer is an established weaving house since 1878 in France, renowned for jacquard-woven tapestries and fabrics in both traditional French and contemporary, innovative designs. Woven and preassembled in France by two awarded best craftman of France”.