|Hands flying off toward the constellations|
|Location||Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona|
|Dimensions||102.6 in × 268 in|
|260.5 cm × 681 cm|
|Joan Miró Famous Artwork|
|The Tilled Field, 1924|
|The Farm, 1921–1922|
|Dona i Ocell, 1983|
|Still Life with Old Shoe, 1937|
|Portrait of Vincent Nubiola, 1917|
|Hands flying off toward the constellations, 1974|
The painting Hands flying off toward the constellations by Joan Miró dates back to the year 1974. It is a rather simple painting, which however has distinctive features. The painting is at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain.
Features and Artistic Techniques
In its simplicity of splashing, dripping and apparent indifference, this painting is very strong. At first glance one may not be inclined to think that it involved a lot of work, and that anyone could dip his fingers in paint and do this type of artwork. But Joan Miró goes much further than that. The splash marks and the handprints in various places are made in such a way that they encourage one to interpret the meaning of the painting. Even the use of the colors is well thought out. Most of the colors are dark, such as the dominant black and gray. However, then, Miró also uses some blue, yellow and red so as to make the piece stand out more.