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|Modern Works by Artist Joan Miró Displayed at Metropolitan Museum with Dutch Old Master Paintings|
Joan Miró, Dutch Interior I, 1928, Museum of Modern Art, New York © Successió Miró, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2010.
NEW YORK, NY.- During a trip to the Netherlands in spring 1928, the Catalan painter Joan Miró (18931983) purchased postcards from the museums he visited. Two 17th-century Dutch genre scenes particularly caught his attention and served as the inspiration for a series of paintings he created that summer. The traveling exhibition Miró: The Dutch Interiors, which opens at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 5, features Miró's three "Dutch Interiors" and the two Old Master paintings on which they are based. The New York venue will also show preparatory drawings and additional paintings by Miró in the Metropolitan's collection. This exhibition is the first in which Miró's paintings have been hung alongside the Dutch Golden Age pictures that inspired them.
The exhibition brings together three paintings by MiróDutch Interior I (The Museum of Modern Art, New York), Dutch Interior II (Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice) and Dutch Interior III (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)that were based on two 17th-century works in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The Dutch paintingsThe Lute Player (1661) by Hendrick Sorgh and Children Teaching a Cat to Dance (c. 166079) by Jan Steenboth feature a musician, an audience of one or more people, and a cat and a dog. When reinterpreted by Miró, the scenes undergo a complete metamorphosis.
When Steen's humorous genre scene was transformed into the imaginative Dutch Interior II, Miró enlarged and focused on the animate figuresboth human and animalwhile de-emphasizing the inanimate objects. The cat is at the swirling center of Miró's composition, and the noise and chaos of the dancing lesson are communicated through motion and rhythm.
In addition, a fourth picture, now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, will be included in the exhibition. The Potato was considered by Miró to be part of his Dutch Interior series, and obviously recalls his impressions in the Netherlands.
Although there is a long history of artists who sought inspiration in the work of other artists, this encounter between the Dutch Masters and one of the most esteemed avant-garde artists of the 20th century is both unexpected and rare. Through a selection of preparatory drawings that will also be displayed, viewers will see how Miró moved from representational sources to his own language.
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