Woman in the Night: Joan Miró's 'Femme dans la nuit' 

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.