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Daphnis and Chloé, November 1933

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The Peter Deitsch Fund, 1967expand_more  P.13,978

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The Paris publisher Tériade commissioned Miró to produce this drypoint as a benefit for the influential surrealist periodical Minotaure. His first major print, it depicts a scene from the ancient Greek legend of Daphnis and Chloe, the only known work of the 2nd-century writer Longus. The romantic tale follows the exploits of the protagonists Daphnis, a goat herder, flutist, and inventor of pastoral poetry, and Chloe, a young shepherdess. The pair, who grew up together as children, falls in love and after a series of adventures, marries and lives happily together in the countryside. Miró distorts form and space in this surrealist inspired interpretation of the legend, creating a dreamlike landscape that taps into the realm of the unconscious.

Details
Title
Daphnis and Chloé
Artist Life
1893–1983
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.13,978
Provenance
(John A. Torson, New York); sold to MIA, 1967.
Catalogue Raisonne
Dupin 9; Hunter 4
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