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by Mark Santangelo
Joan Miro created a surrealist painting, a style that expresses the
subconscious using imagery in the subject matter, Dutch Interior shows a man
playing the guitar at a table. There are animals and a women sitting around
him listening to the beautiful sound.
Miro used a wide array of colors especially green and white to
emphasize a happy day. He uses complementary colors to allow the colors to
clash and have things stand out and be unified from the rest of the canvas.
Joan Miro created this painting by observing another painting called The Lute
Player. He painted, distorted, simplified and abstracted it by drawing only
what he thought was important of the object and using the colors he thought
best represented the figure. Miro feels that it is not important to show every
little detail because doing that gives your imagination no room to imagine. To
him abstracting his images is the best way for him to express his inner
feelings. In this painting the Dutch Interior he feels the most important thing
is the fact that a man is playing a guitar and so he paints that. He does not
think the painting was painted to show the mans velvet hat so he leaves that
out. Miro puts a happy warm feeling into his work by painting soft but
brilliant colors onto his canvas. He puts soft whites into his painting to
emphasize that warm mood of joy. Miro uses the color white also to show
important areas of the canvas.
Miro also uses some principles of design to try to give this feeling. He
uses movement to lead your eye around starting from the man playing the
guitar and ending in the lower left hand corner at the place where the dog is
sitting. The central focus is the man playing the guitar because he is what the
whole painting is basically about. One other important principle of design he
uses is asymmetrical balance. There are the same amount...
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