During his first year in Paris after fleeing Spain at the eruption of the Spanish Civil War, Miro was tasked to create a work for the first issue of the Paris-based Verve Magazine. Miro was one of four artists who each chose one of the four elements as inspiration for their work for this publication.
Like many of his works during this period, L’airis thought to take some influence from the Spanish Civil War; particularly the ‘scorched’ ground and grotesque figures pictured towards the bottom of the work.
Tag: JSP Estate Collection
Work included in 'School of Paris' exhibition, 2019.