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The Ear of Grain

Joan Miro

The Ear of Grain

Joan Miro
  • Date: 1922 - 1923
  • Style: Cubism, Surrealism
  • Genre: still life
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: flowers-and-plants, dishware-and-cutlery
  • Dimensions: 37.8 x 46 cm

"The Ear of Grain" is an early work in which Miró demonstrates his close study of everyday objects, in some ways a by-product of study in a traditional academic setting. As a young artist, Miró was influenced by the painstaking, detailed realism of the Dutch Masters. The attention he gives to objects is reflected later in the care Miró takes with constructing the clean-edged, biomorphic forms of his trademark style.

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