Joan Miro

Femme (Woman)

About this artwork

Although Miró is perhaps best known as a painter, he also made a remarkable body of sculptures. Ten feet in height, this large sculpture is based on a perfume bottle. With the addition of spindly arms and a massive leaf shape (Miró’s shorthand for the female sex) the artist has transformed it into a woman. The spray nozzle at the top now reads as an eye. Miró’s works are witty and playful and have an extraordinary lightness of touch and count as some of the most impressive monumental sculptures of the twentieth century.

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Joan Miro

Joan Miro