The Birth of the World – (Joan Miro) Previous Next


Style: Abstract Art

Topic: Birth And Death

Date: 1925

Size: 251 x 200 cm

Museum: Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)

Technique: Oil On Canvas

Joan Miró said that The Birth of the World depicts “a sort of genesis”—the amorphous beginnings of life. To make this work, Miró poured, brushed, and flung paint on an unevenly primed canvas so that the paint soaked in some areas and rested on top in others. Atop this relatively uncontrolled application of paint, he added lines and shapes he had previously planned in studies. The bird or kite, shooting star, balloon, and figure with white head may all seem somehow familiar, yet their association is illogical.



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