L’Envolee II (354129)

Object ID: EL99.003
Creator: Miró, Joán (Spanish artist, 1893-1983)
Title: L’Envolee II (The Flight)
Date: 1963
Culture: Spanish
Period: 20th C.
Dimensions: 9.5″ x 13″
Materials: mixed media on canvas board
Credit: On loan courtesy of Morgan Reese

As part of a course assignment for Art of the Avant-Gardes, 1900–1945, which was taught by Professor Ellen McBreen in spring 2011, Jesse O’Neil and Tu Nguyen, both Class of 2014, created a podcast that explored how the abstract figures and bright colors of the Surrealist Miró combine to create a sense of dynamic flight. Their podcast describes how viewers may potentially lose themselves amid the movement of the painting’s celestial landscape.