Still life. Cubist.

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The Spanish Playing Cards, 1920

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Joan Miró's first encounter with the Cubist works of Picasso and Braque in 1919 inspired a group of still lifes - including Spanish Playing Cards - that he executed in 1920. Here, the stylized realism of Miró's previous work combined with the geometric faceting of synthetic Cubism. The densely painted objects retain their identity, but the surrounding space is fractured into patterned lines and angles. Miró continued working in this manner until 1924, when he joined the Surrealist movement.

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Title
The Spanish Playing Cards
Artist Life
1893–1983
Role
Artist
Accession Number
62.73.2
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Still life. Cubist.

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