Saturday, November 01, 2008

Jonathan Jones on Joan Miro

Once in a while, a paragraph comes along that you regard as near-perfect for its ability to say a lot with brevity and succinctness. The following paragraph, written by Jonathan Jones for the Guardian's 1000 artworks to see before you die, strikes me as such, and also happens to express ideas I very much agree with:

Miro gets taken for granted. There's something about his biomorphic rotundities and bright colours that makes the rejection of the iconic modern master one of the stations of the cross on any would-be serious art fan's road to the heights of Hans Bellmer or whatever minor surrealist the art historians are promoting this week.

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