Metamorphosis (Miró)

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Metamorphosis or Metamophose
Meatmorphose.jpg
Artist Joan Miró
Year 1936
Type Collage
Dimensions 64 cm × 46.8 cm (25 in × 18.4 in)

Metamorphosis is a series of collage-drawings by Joan Miró, made between 1935 and 1936. This is a series of works made as an interlude while Miró was painting the series Paintings on masonite.

Description[edit]

As the series made on Masonite, in these works the artist expresses his concern about the political situation in the 1930s, the conservative black biennium in Spain, when the conservative ministers and the central government actions led to a series of widespread protests over land and the Catalan republic cause was renewed by the army. Commentators have seen these collage pictures as adding extra depth to Miró's more colourful production on copper and masonite at this time.[1]

2011 Exhibition[edit]

The exhibition L'escala de l'evasió that opened in October 2011 was supported by access to Wikipedia using QRpedia codes that allowed access to visitors in Catalan, English and several other languages.[2]

Series[edit]

Reg.number (Dupin) Artwork Date Format Size (cm) Museum City Ref.
593 Metamorphose 1936 Pencil and collage on paper decal 46 × 62 Private collection ND [3]
594 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil and collage on paper decal 64 × 48 The Pierre and Maria Gaetana-Matisse Foundation New York [3]
595 Metamorphose 1936 Pencil and decal on paper 64 × 43.5 MoMA New York [4][5]
596 Metamorphose 1936 Pencil and collage on paper decal 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [4]
597 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, and paper collage on paper 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [6]
598 Metamorphose 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and watercolor on paper 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [6]
599 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and watercolor on paper 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [7]
600 Metamorphose 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and watercolor on paper 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [7]
601 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal, newspaper collage and watercolor on paper 64 × 48 Private collection. ND [8]
602 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Gouache, Indian ink, on paper decal 62 × 46 R. and H.Batliner Foundation [8]
603 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and watercolor on paper 46 × 62 Private collection. ND [8]
604 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and collage on paper 48 × 64 The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation New York [9]
605 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, decal and collage on paper 46 × 62 Richard and Mary L.Gray Collection. Chicago [10]
606 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, and gouache on paper decal 46 × 62 Private collection. ND [11]
607 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, and gouache on paper decal 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [11]
608 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, watercolor on paper decal and stencils 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [12]
609 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil and collage on paper decal 62 × 46 Private collection. ND [12]
610 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, turpentine, and watercolor on paper decal 46 × 62 Private collection. ND [13]
611 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, watercolor on paper decal and stencils 64 × 48 The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation New York [12]
612 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, India ink, turpentine, and watercolor on paper decal and stencils 47 × 59 Private collection. ND [14]
613 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, ink, watercolor, transfers, and collage on paper template 48 × 64 Private collection. ND [14]
614 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, ink, watercolor, transfers, and collage on paper template 46 × 62 Private collection. ND [14]
615 Metamorphose 23 March - 4 April 1936 Pencil, ink, watercolor, transfers, and collage on paper template 48 × 64 The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation New York [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Room Guide - Room 4". The Tate, London. Retrieved 13 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Photo at opening day of the exhibition, 15 October 2011
  3. ^ a b (Dupin, 2008) p.286)
  4. ^ a b (Dupin, 2008) p.287)
  5. ^ Gift from Nelson A.Rockefeller de 1956
  6. ^ a b (Dupin, 2008) p.288)
  7. ^ a b (Dupin, 2008) p.289)
  8. ^ a b c (Dupin, 2008) p.290)
  9. ^ (Dupin, 2008) p.291)
  10. ^ (Dupin, 2008) p.292)
  11. ^ a b (Dupin, 2008) p.293)
  12. ^ a b c (Dupin, 2008) p.294)
  13. ^ (Dupin, 2008) p.295)
  14. ^ a b c d (Dupin, 2008) p.296)

Further reading[edit]

  • Malet, Rosa Maria (1983). Joan Miró. Barcelona: Polígrafa. pp. 14–15. 
  • Dupin, Jacques (2008). Miró: Catalogue Raisonné, Drawings Distributed Art Pub Inc. París. ISBN 978-2-86882-084-6.