Etoile Bleue

size(cm): 60x45
Sale price£178 GBP


The Etoile Bleue painting was Miró's transition between figurative and abstract art.

This painting is known to be one of the most important paintings in Miro's career. In particular, the fiery blue used can be seen in several of his future works and even went on to influence painters such as Mark Rothko and Yves Klein.

Etoile Bleue is a great painting, but it is a painting of questions rather than answers.

Miró was the great synthesizer of an era of many diverse ideas, something like today, but the artistic ideas of that time were much more complex than those of today.

The painting combines fauvist colors, cubist shapes, and surreal intentions in a work that the viewer can visually explore over and over again. It is among so many things that you are left with many questions whose answers are as dreamlike as the painting.

If you look at the blue shape in the upper left corner. It is a bird. Most likely it is, but which bird is unclear. Looking at it for a while, it can definitely be said that it is a dynamic shape, but it can easily be argued that it flies left or right or even down and towards us.

The big red piece in the bottom center. Is it a foot? It definitely looks as stable and grounded as the blue piece is dynamic.

This painting is a jewel for its lovers. At first glance, it wobbles a bit and wiggles, but wait, it wiggles against that springy figure in the bottom right.

Miró, a Catalan artist born in Barcelona in 1893, called his 1927 surrealist dreamscape Peinture (Étoile Bleue) a key image, incorporating symbols he would use repeatedly in later years, and even the searing blue color influenced later painters, including Mark Rothko and Yves. Klein.

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