1937 | PARIS | JOAN MIRÓ | STILL LIFE WITH OLD SHOE |

1937 | JOAN MIRÓ | Still Life With Old Shoe
MoMA, NY
Source: WikiPaintings

In later life he saw Still-Life with Old Shoe as his Guernica and this makes it essential for our understanding of his engagement with the politics of his time. He worked on the painting from 29 January to 24 May 1937 while he was in Paris. He had realised that, unlike his usual shorter trips of a few weeks or months, this would make become an extended one. Just before starting on the still-life he wrote, ‘We are living through a terrible drama, everything happening in Spain is terrifying in a way you would never imagine.’ 


The color is acidic, highly saturated, and dissonant. For Miró this painting captured a "profound and fascinating reality." 
MoMA | November 2, 2008 – January 12, 2009


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