Joan Miró. Rope and People, I. Barcelona, March 27, 1935

Joan Miró Rope and People, I Barcelona, March 27, 1935

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 3, Exhibition Galleries

The cardboard support of Rope and People, I is identical to other works in this series, but Miró treated it very differently. The hooks that hold this coiled rope in place puncture the cardboard support. The rope maintains its identity as such, but it is also central and upright, like a human figure. Its form mimics the shape of the elongated body painted to its left, even as its heavy, assertive presence suggests an instrument of violence.

Gallery label from Joan Miró: Painting and Anti–Painting 1927–1937, November 2, 2008–January 12, 2009.
Medium
Oil on cardboard mounted on wood, with coil of rope
Dimensions
41 1/4 x 29 3/8" (104.8 x 74.6 cm)
Credit
Gift of the Pierre Matisse Gallery
Object number
71.1936
Copyright
© 2019 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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The artist, Barcelona. 1935
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. Acquired from the artist, 1935 - 1936
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Pierre Matisse Gallery, October 1936

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