Woman in the Night: Joan Miró's 'Femme dans la nuit'
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
New York 15 November 2018
Painted on the first day of spring in 1945 Barcelona, this monumental painting by Joan Miró is seemingly capricious, encapsulating the iconography for which the artist became known in the mid-1920s. Art historian and curator Dr. Charles Stuckey examines the work's female protagonist—a "pagan goddess and force"—set against a spiritual, graphically restrained backdrop.