What do your dreams look like?

Joan Miró, Painting, 1953. Oil on canvas, 6 feet 4 3/4 inches x 12 feet 4 3/4 inches (194.9 x 377.8 cm)

Above is Joan Miró’s painting Personage depicting one of his dreams from the 1920s. According to this blurb, Miró’s art was “stimulated … by hunger-induced hallucinations involving his impressions of poetry. These resulted in the artist’s ‘dream paintings,’ such as Personage, in which ghostly figures hover in a bluish ether…. In these [dream] works Miró began to develop his own language of enigmatic signs: the forms in Personage depict a large vestigial foot and a head with three ‘teeth’ in its grinning mouth. The star shape often represents female genitalia in Miró’s oeuvre, and the dot with four rays symbolizes the vision of a disembodied eye.” The dream painting above is part of the Guggenheim’s collection in New York City.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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