Joan Miro, "Hirondelle Amour"
Joan Miró, Hirondelle Amour (Love Swallow), 1933-34; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.
This Miró painting has a long history, and in a 1959 press release announcing "the most complete one-man show ever assembled of paintings by [Miró]," the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, called it "one of the most successful pictures of the 30s." In addition to the museum's online listing, there are several photographs available of the painting on display. The one shown here is from a traveler's 2008 blog post, and gives us a sense of its large size. The mid-century MoMA press release also mentions that the painting "was originally conceived as a cartoon for a tapestry. Hirondelle means swallow and the swooping darting forms suggest a swallow's flight."
The first image below is a greenish version that has appeared online lately, possibly a digitally altered photo. The final photo shows a modern reproduction from a Wiki site, where we're told prints are available for sale.
Altered version of a painting by Joan Miró.
Modern artwork based on a painting by Joan Miró.
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