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Miro Pillow Case - Landscape (1924-1925)



About Miro Pillow Case

This painting belongs to a group of five pieces Miró made in 1924-1925, focused on the Catalan peasant and the region which he was originally from. The painter filled his canvas with colours, reminiscent of the Catalan landscapes. Displayed as an icon, lies the traditional figure of the peasant, wearing his beret and a wispy beard. This painting reflects not only the liberating influences of Surrealism, but also Miró "own maturity. To go further, this piece of art may also be an indirect political statement to criticize the end of the Catalan autonomy.

Joan Punyet Miró (Miró "grandson) gave his explanation about this painting in an intimate interview: "This is one of his first surrealist paintings. At the time, he was taking a huge risk as Expressionism, Dada and Cubism ruled the world of contemporary art. With this painting, Miró enters a difficult territory since he is influenced by the Surrealists and their Manifesto. This picture symbolizes the metaphysical. Miró works here in a way relying on surreal hallucinations, like dreams one has during the night. His way of painting the subliminal is close to Apollinaire's ideogram and Breton "automatic writing. It pictures a butterfly, a volcano, the earth and a well-defined red and blue planet which symbolizes the duality between conscious/unconscious, reality/fiction, landscape/nature. This is the period when Miró began to believe in himself by painting his dreams. Miró invents new codes and syntaxes. He creates a new painting, a revolutionary painting."

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. More details on

Technical Specifications

  • 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
  • © Successió Miró Landscape" (1924-1925)
  • Miro


    Joan Miró is one of the greatest surrealist artists of the 20th-century. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, Miró originally went to business school. He soon completely abandoned the practice for art after suffering a nervous breakdown. His early work had various inspirations, including Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. Through these greats, he channeled a poetic vision of his work, which allowed a natural transition into the Surrealism. He eventually quickly became one of the most important representatives of the group. Miró remained interested in the possibility of creating new forms of visual messages that could exist outside the substantive world. The focus on the abstract in his art led to breathtaking surrealist imagery that subsequently lodges itself in our minds. His successes earned him the Guggenheim International Award in 1958. In 1974, He produced a tapestry for the World Trade Center which was displayed for many years at the building, but, unfortunately, was one of the most expensive works of art lost during the September 11 attacks.


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