© Successió Miró, 2022
The star is a symbol of Joan Miró’s work. It represents a point of reference that invites the contemporary man to retrace a lost path; a navigational element within the chaos of the world. Likewise, it symbolizes the infinite which seems immutable to our eyes and reminds us of the contingencies of earthy life.
In this drawing, the biological is fused with the astral creating a single continuous image, like an automatic drawing or a cadavre-exquis. The base is organic, with shapes that suggest hair, an eyebrow, an eye, lips, and a belly button.
The shading of the lower section adds volume to the drawing and contrasts with the flat, schematic shape of the three pointed star that occupies the upper section like a bodily emanation or a spiritual calling.