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Women at Sunrise

Imaginative figures wearing triangular black skirts float in space in this little painting. Like other Surrealist artists, Joan Miró sought to express a reality that was above and beyond the conventional realm. Toward that end, he experimented with "pure psychic automatism," a form of doodling without the intervention of rational thought. Miró was further inspired by the art of children and the Altamira cave paintings in northern Spain.

Gift of the Friends of Art...

Oil on canvas
15.0 x 24.0in
Text: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2023
Image: Successio Miro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection

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