Even casual visitors to art museums easily recognize works by Joan Miro (1893-1983). An early Surrealist who also experimented with Cubist techniques, Miro’s abstractions almost always have recognizable figurative elements–birds, insects, animals, humans–and they are characterized by whimsical charm, a sense of playfulness, and brilliant use of color.
Weinstein Gallery has assembled a first-rate selection of works by this modern master, including paintings, works on paper, and original prints. Included are both lesser known and landmark pieces such as Femme au Miroir whose bright primary colors and use of black are markers that are frequently present in the artist’s work. These are joyous, cheerful works, rarely displaying contemporary angst, with the occasional exception such asthe watercolor and crayon Femme dans la Nuit, whose head is turned skyward with mouth open, seemingly railing at the universe. The connection to similar images by Picasso is strong.