Portrait of Vincent Nubiola

Portrait of Vincent Nubiola
Artist Joan Miró
Year 1917
Medium Oil painting
Location Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Dimensions 41 in × 44 in
104 cm × 113 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
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The Portrait of Vincent Nubiola was an early oil painting by Joan Miró, created in 1917. At the time, Miró was 24 years old and had not yet had his first public display. The subject of this painting, Vincent Nubiola, was a professor of agriculture at the university where Mr. Miró was studying art in 1913. This masterpiece was once owned by the master Picasso. It now may be viewed at the Folkwang Museum in Essen, Germany.

Meaning of the Painting

The portrait of Nubiola finds him seated beside a table containing a potted plant, fruit, and a wine decanter. A pipe protrudes from his mouth. He is wearing an open collared shirt with red colors on his neck. This is believed to indicate his radical political stance. Behind him appears to be a kind of mural adorned with arcs and triangles.

Art Form

This painting appears to be a combination of Cubism and Fauvism. Miró had great admiration for Vincent Van Gogh and this artwork seems to be a reflection of Van Gogh’s style.

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