53 x 31 x 17 cm (20 7/8 x 12 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)
with signature, numbered 5/6, and with foundry stamp of 'Fonderia Artistica Bonvicini, Verona' edition of 6
In addition to his paintings, Miró also created a large sculptural oeuvre. While his early sculptures are conceived as collages of found everyday objects, in 1944 he began freely modelling his figures from clay or plaster. He thus created ambiguous fantasy objects, dazzling creatures between free creation of form and real image. The boundaries between object, human or plant become blurred, resulting in the creation of an imaginary entity which cannot be judged according to classic ideals of beauty in art. According to his goal of transcending the visible world and creating new images from the realm of the unconscious, Miró animates the observer to freely associate - and usually also to smile.