Maria Calandra on Joan Miró

Joan Miró, Potato, 1928, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 32 1/8 inches (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Joan Miró, Potato, 1928, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 32 1/8 inches (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Maria Calandra writes about Joan Miró's Potato (1928) in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Calandra observes: "There is no boundary placed on the imagination when it comes to experiencing a Miró. Things are seen and unseen, and ideas take flight only to disappear into the dizzying motion of imagery. Primary colors abound in their brightest and most glorious states, enhancing the trip. A discerning eye can conjure recognizable forms if it understands Miró’s use of symbolism, but this often takes more than a second pass at the canvas. It is your own story to write and rewrite."