Art of the Year - 1968

Monday, April 9, 2018
Art of the Year - 1968

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. The navigator's hope I, Joan Miro, Painting, 1968.

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

The navigator's hope I, Joan Miro, Painting, 1968.

The navigator's hope I is part of a series of paintings by Joan Miró between 1968 and 1973. During this time, Miró renewed his interest in Eastern culture. French art critic Jacques Dupin noted the influence that Japanese art had on Miró because he sees the lines as calligraphic gestures on patches of intense color.  According to Dupin, these works show a technique that Miró oft repeated during 1968. Miró’s pictures of that year were largely characterized by colorful graphics on a black or dark background.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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