The Red Sun

The Red Sun Painting by Joan Miro.

The Red Sun by Joan Miro

The Red Sun by Joan Miro was produced in 1960 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Surrealism movement. The work can be viewed now at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

 

Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): Sun, hot, red
 

 

The Red Sun is an oil painting produced in 1950 by Spanish painter Joan Miro.

Several work were inspired by the theme and motif of this painting in late 1960s

Joan Miro native place was Catalonia and the culture, art of this place was reflected in his paintings. Many influences of the culture of Paris which he was exposed to were added to The Red sun. Influences were the Parisian surrealist poetry and Paul klee structural cubism. Joan Miro thought that this painting could rediscover the human feelings. In this painting, a circle of red color was painted taking all the space of the painting. This red circle was depicted as the red hot Sun. Miro was preoccupied with the music in the 1940s and the nocturnal sky brought mystery to his work. Miro love urban life and was enthusiast with the urban scene of New York and later established relationships with other artists like Yves Tanguy, Jackson Pollock etc.

Joan Miro native place was Catalonia and the culture, art of this place was reflected in his paintings. Many influences of the culture of Paris which he was exposed to were added to The Red sun. Influences were the Parisian surrealist poetry and Paul klee structural cubism. Joan Miro thought that this painting could rediscover the human feelings. In this painting, a circle of red color was painted taking all the space of the painting. This red circle was depicted as the red hot Sun. Miro was preoccupied with the music in the 1940s and the nocturnal sky brought mystery to his work. Miro love urban life and was enthusiast with the urban scene of New York and later established relationships with other artists like Yves Tanguy, Jackson Pollock etc

The work can be viewed at The Phillips Memorial Gallery, United States

 

 

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