Estrella de Diego
Paysage / Landscape, 3 March 1974
Oil on Canvas
Private collection in temporary storage
© Successió Miró 2019
Once again, by means of simple shapes, precisely calculated despite their outwardly improvised appearance, Miró determines space through the elements and not the elements through the space. One might posit that the artist has already experimented with this strategy in his first figurative paintings, the artwork he created towards the end of the 1910s. This is the same strategy that will later translate into the spirituality of pure forms, the remains of reality; the “menudencias” (trivial details) which – mentioned in a letter to his friend Ràfols in 1918 – remain unnoticed by everyone expect the primitive people and the Japanese. Miro’s eye masterfully reveals this delicate world of metalwork.