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La carícia d’un ocell, Joan Miró, 1967

<p><em>La car&iacute;cia d&rsquo;un ocell</em>, Joan Mir&oacute;, 1967, painted bronze, 311 &times; 110 &times; 48 cm, Joan Mir&oacute; Foundation, Barcelona</p>

La carícia d’un ocell, Joan Miró, 1967, painted bronze, 311 × 110 × 48 cm, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona

In the mid-1960s, Miró rendered the forms produced from the assembly of objects in bronze, and in 1967 he introduced colour in sculpture.

The elements of these painted sculptures stand out for their colour and, paradoxically, they seem more unreal as a result of this colouration. The rough, smooth or porous textures are little more than hinted at under a layer of intense colour.

In La carícia d’un ocell, one of Miró’s largest three-dimensional works, the colours of the components help to clearly distinguish the parts of a figure and the bird that crowns it.

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