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Ermita de Sant Joan d’Horta, Joan Miró, 1917

<p><em>Ermita de Sant Joan d&rsquo;Horta</em>, Joan Mir&oacute;, 1917, oil on cardboard, 52 &times; 57 cm, Joan Mir&oacute; Foundation, Barcelona. Donation from Joan Prats</p>

Ermita de Sant Joan d’Horta, Joan Miró, 1917, oil on cardboard, 52 × 57 cm, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona. Donation from Joan Prats

References to Cezanne, Van Gogh, Fauvism and Cubism are somehow reflected in Joan Miró’s paintings from these years.

In Ermita de Sant Joan d’Horta, the freedom with which Joan Miró interprets the landscape and the replacement of the actual colours for vivid colours bring him closer to Fauvism. However, this approach does not correspond precisely and instead suggests a rather personal synthesis that also takes into account Noucentist precepts such as sobriety, clarity and the prominence of the line.

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