Joan Miró. Dutch Interior (I). Montroig, July-December 1928

Joan Miró Dutch Interior (I) Montroig, July-December 1928

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Dutch Interior (I) is based on a seventeenth–century painting by Hendrick Martensz Sorgh depicting a lute player in a domestic interior. Miró bought a postcard reproduction of the work at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam a few months prior to beginning his painting. "I had the postcard pinned up on my easel while I painted," Miró reported. In bold, flat colors that rejected the naturalistic modeling and perspective of seventeenth–century Dutch painting, Miró greatly accentuated some elements of Sorgh’s composition, the lute and the man’s head and ruffled collar in particular, while diminishing others.

Gallery label from Joan Miró: Painting and Anti–Painting 1927–1937, November 2, 2008–January 12, 2009.
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
36 1/8 x 28 3/4" (91.8 x 73 cm)
Credit
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund
Object number
163.1945
Copyright
© 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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The artist, Montroig. 1928
Galerie Pierre, Paris. Acquired from the artist, by 1929
[Zwemmer Gallery, London]
Galerie Pierre, Paris (Pierre Loeb). By May 1934 - until 1941 at the latest
(On consignment from Loeb at Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. October 1934 - June 1936)
Georges Keller/Bignou Gallery, New York. Acquired from Galerie Pierre, Paris, by October 1941
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Georges Keller, Bignou Gallery, December 1945

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