A few notes after viewing the Tate’s showcase of the work of Jean Miro. It is a breathtaking collection of works across the artists career. I’m particularly enamored of the works produced during the 40s. The vibrancy of colours is striking. This vibrancy is not least a result of the layering and building up of the canvas surface, but also the placement of colours in relation to each other.
Works from his later career and time in New York are fascinating in their simplicity and sparseness. White canvasses carry a large dashing brush mark of black and splashes of red. They are perhaps as minimal as expressionism could ever be.