Portrait IV

By Joan Miro SKU:200911

Joan Miró's ""Portrait IV,"" painted in 1938, is a truly special and captivating artwork that showcases the artist's unique approach to portraiture. The painting depicts a human-like figure in a semi-abstract style, characterized by bold colors, flowing lines, and symbolic elements. Miró's ability to blend surrealism and abstraction in ""Portrait IV"" results in a mesmerizing and enigmatic portrayal that challenges conventional notions of portraiture.

The year 1938 holds significance as it marked a tumultuous period in history, with the looming shadow of World War II. Within this context, ""Portrait IV"" becomes more than just a representation of an individual; it becomes a reflection of the human condition during a time of uncertainty and turmoil.

Miró's use of symbolism and abstract forms invites viewers to contemplate the deeper meaning of the painting and offers a window into the artist's own psyche. This unique combination of artistic expression and emotional depth makes ""Portrait IV"" a truly special and impactful artwork in Joan Miró's extensive body of work.

54 cm

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Title: Joan Miró – Portrait IV
Year Painted: 1938

Joan Miró’s “”Portrait IV,”” created in 1938, is a remarkable masterpiece that exemplifies the artist’s distinctive approach to portraiture. The painting features a humanoid figure in a semi-abstract style, boasting vibrant colors, flowing lines, and symbolic elements. Through this innovative fusion of surrealism and abstraction, Miró presents a captivating and enigmatic portrayal that challenges traditional notions of portraiture.

During 1938, the world was entrenched in the tumultuous brink of World War II. Against this backdrop of uncertainty and upheaval, “”Portrait IV”” takes on profound significance beyond its mere depiction of an individual. The artwork becomes a reflection of the human condition, offering a glimpse into the complexities of human emotion during times of crisis.

Miró’s masterful use of symbolism and abstract forms encourages viewers to delve into the depths of the painting’s meaning, revealing insights into the artist’s own psyche and creative vision. The fusion of emotional depth and artistic expression renders “”Portrait IV”” an exceptional and thought-provoking addition to Joan Miró’s extensive oeuvre.

In this artwork, the dynamic lines and bold colors seem to express a sense of vitality and movement, while the surreal elements hint at hidden meanings and inner emotions. The interplay between abstraction and figuration in “”Portrait IV”” creates a mysterious aura, drawing viewers into a visual journey of introspection.

With its innovative style and profound themes, “”Portrait IV”” is celebrated as a standout piece in Miró’s body of work. It continues to captivate art enthusiasts, prompting contemplation and exploration of its enigmatic symbolism. This timeless painting stands as a testament to Miró’s artistic prowess and his ability to convey complex emotions through the language of art.

In conclusion, Joan Miró’s “”Portrait IV,”” painted in 1938, is a masterpiece that transcends traditional portraiture, offering a profound exploration of the human experience amidst the uncertainty of its time. Its innovative style, emotive depth, and enigmatic symbolism contribute to its significance as one of Miró’s most special and celebrated artworks.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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