The Shoe in Art — Miró

Still Life with Old Shoe  Joan Miró from MoMA The Provenance Research Project

Still Life with Old Shoe Joan Miró from MoMA The Provenance Research Project

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First in a series featuring shoes in art. From the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), here is “Still Life with Old Shoe” by Joan Miró. Painted in Paris over four months from late January to May 29, 1937, this work features a shoe, bread, fork, bottle, and apple. This piece marks a turn away from pure abstract and moves towards Miró’s collage work. He described “Still Life with Old Shoe” as “a profound and fascinating reality.”

As for the shoe, looks like a blucher vamp with four eyelets. Can’t describe shoe front as a plain toe, because this is Miró. Very little “plain” with this Spaniard.

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