Joan Miro

Personnage (Person)

About this artwork

Miró is perhaps best known as a painter, but he also made a remarkable body of sculptures. His first sculptures date from the early 1930s, when he began assembling items that he had found by chance: these included objects as various and unlikely as a coat-stand an umbrella, bed-springs and a stuffed parrot. The majority of Miró’s sculptures date from the 1960s and 1970s, and were cast in bronze. They generally began as ordinary objects that he had found or bought, and then had enlarged. ‘Personnage’ is based on a bar of soap sitting on a perforated soap dish in his wife’s bathroom. Placed in a vertical, standing position and given two ‘eyes’, it now assumes the appearance of a head.

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Joan Miro

Joan Miro