Free Form – After Miro

One of Miró’s works that has obsessed me of late is The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers.  Its title alone is fascinating.

The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers Joan Miró

The Beautiful Bird Revealing the Unknown to a Pair of Lovers
Joan Miró

It combines line drawing with shapes, which when studied, reveal the narrative. Even without study, the arrangement of the dark shapes is appealing.  The design holds together without knowing Miró’s iconography, if he had one. One first notices the eyes that stare and then the thin outlines of the heads in which they reside.

My study below, does not have a narrative. I tried to construct a pleasing arrangement of  some of the iconic shapes that I have developed over the past several months (see Under Observation and Three Cancer Killers – Portrait).  I think I’m on the right track. A narrative title would help organize the composition and allow me to simplify and add layers of complexity as appropriate.

Watercolor Pen and Ink Study: Free Form ala Miró

Free Form After Miro
9″x6″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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