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What is the 23 Constellations of Joan Miró?

The 23 Constellations of Joan Mir is a cycle of 23 movements for each of the 23 “Constellation” paintings by the artist Joan Mir, painted during World War II.

What is the significance of Miro’s constellations?

The Constellations, which Miro completed in Barcelona, were among the first artistic documents to reach America after the war, and were exhibited in New York in 1945. Andre Breton, who saw them, talked of how at a time of extreme perturbation Miro had escaped into a realm of the purest, the least changeable…

Who is jojoan Miró?

Joan Mir was one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists. The 23 “Constellation” paintings were perhaps his greatest achievement. In 1993 Bobby Previte went to the Mir Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, saw them all together (for only the third time in their history), and was stunned. “Evanescent.” – The Washington Post

What are the dimensions of Joan Miró’s paintings?

composition (irreg.): 11 3/4 9 7/16 (29.9 24 cm); page (each, irreg.): 17 3/16 14 (43.6 35.5 cm); overall (closed): 17 11/16 14 3/8 1 3/8 (44.9 36.5 3.5 cm) Mourlot, Paris, Daniel Jacomet et Cie., Paris 2022 Successi Mir / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Joan Mir has 488 works online.


Portfolio page signed, in blue ink, lower left: Miro; same page signed, in red ink, lower right: Andre Breton. Lithograph signed, in graphite, lower right: Miro. (underscored); inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 163/350

Exhibition History

Two prints from the portfolio, Women by the Shore of a Lake Made Iridescent by a Passing Swan and The Passage of the Divine Bird were exhibited in: Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 20-September 1, 2002.

Publication History

Melissa Fan, Class of 2008, Levinson Student Intern, A Space for Dialogue 45, Discovering Identity Through Art, Joan Miro and Dorothea Tanning’s Surrealist Explorations of the Unconscious, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 1.