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Solar Bird

Joan Miró, Spanish, (April 20, 1893–December 25, 1983)

Creation date: 1966
Creation place: France

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge
Accession Number: 1969.1
Dimensions: 46 1/2 in. x 70 1/2 in. x 40 1/4 in. (118.11 cm x 179.07 cm x 102.24 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery Corp., New York, New York ( - 1969)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1969 - )

Label Copy

The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
One of the world's Modern Surrealist Masters, Miro's sculpture conveys the same sense of energy, fun and imagination as his oil paintings which are to be found in most of the major museums throughout the world. He arrived at bronze casting through his work with ceramics which began in the 1940's. In 1966 he produced two major monumental cast bronze pieces, our and a companion work. "Lunar Bird". Not a bird in a real sense but rather one of fancy and imagination, the sculpture allows for an ambiguous interpretation on the part of the viewer.

San Diego Museum of Art
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1978
One of the world's Modern Surrealist Masters, Miro's sculpture conveys the same sense of energy, fun and imagination as his oil paintings which are to be found in most of the major museums throughout the world. He arrived at bronze casting through his work with ceramics which began in the 1940's. In 1966 he produced two major monumental cast bronze pieces, our and a companion work. "Lunar Bird". Not a bird in a real sense but rather one of fancy and imagination, the scu
lpture allows for an ambiguous interpretation on the part of the viewer.
Last Updated: 6/14/2019

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

The Walbridge Legacy The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/9/1988 - 5/29/1988

Modern Art: Selected Highlights San Diego Museum of Art , 10/20/2012 - 6/30/2013

Selections of Modern Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2013 - 11/3/2013

American: Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/18/2014 - 8/26/2014

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

Art of the Open Air The San Diego Museum of Art , 2/11/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 216, Figure Number: 216

The Walbridge Legacy San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1988
Page Number: 61

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 221, Figure Number: 221

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