Image: Vol d’ocell al clar de lluna by Joan Miró (1967)
Yesterday on Instagram we posted a picture of the olive oil dish at Jaleo, noting that it brought to mind a Joan Miró painting. So on our weekend detour from posting about food to posting about art, we found a picture that explains the reference. This painting, translated as Bird’s flight in moonlight, was produced late in Miró’s career. As with many artists, his late paintings take on a purer, essential quality.
Miró once said, “The spectacle of the sky overwhelms me. I’m overwhelmed when I see, in an immense sky, the crescent of the moon, or the sun. There, in my pictures, tiny forms in huge empty spaces. Empty spaces, empty horizons, empty plains – everything which is bare has always greatly impressed me.”
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