Anne Umland on Joan Miro’s Self-Portrait I

A curator looks at Miró’s “hallucinatory” canvas and sees the artist confronting changes to the world as he knew it.
Oct 30, 2020

In our latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Anne Umland, senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, looks at Joan Miró’s Self-Portrait I through the lens of our uncertain times, and sees the artist “watching the world as he knew it collapse before his eyes.”

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