Miró‘s Potato (1928)

Joan Miró’s 1928 painting Potato clearly depicts the figure of the artist because the white palm of his hand (white like a blank canvas) is raised prominently and stamped with the letter M. The three black fingers form the letter M in reflection as well.  

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Miró, Potato (1928) Oil on canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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The other letters of his name surround the head starting with the I on the left.....

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Detail of Potato

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.....the n-like r above it which is so similar to the n-like r in his 1933 Painting

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Detail of Potato

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.....and the o with an acute accent appropriately situated in the middle of his mind.

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Detail of Potato

 

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