Monday, November 9, 2015

At The Back Door

At the back door of the Kimbell....which most people use to enter, since it is near the parking, is the three ton whimsical monster like sculpture titled Woman Addressing the Public.
It is the work of Joan Miro' (1893-1983), from Spain. Joan, who incidentally was a man ( I was thrown by the name), completed this work late in life at the age of 87.
 While I think it is impressive, I feel that it is much more typical of the art of the neighboring museum, The Modern.


  1. odd and interesting. :)

    you're the 2nd blog i've read in the past few days pointing out a man with a typically woman's name. just learned joyce kilmer who wrote 'trees' was a man.

  2. I too have came across men having women's name and vice versa.

  3. You have a real Miro in town, that is wonderful! The Spanish name Joan is Johan in Dutch and English? You pronounce it different than your female Joan name. more like Jo han.

  4. Dearest Janey,
    A very modern look done by and aging man!

  5. It is a powerful piece of sculpture Janey. Was interesting to read Marianne's comment re the Dutch pronunciation.

  6. How wonderful that an artist can remain creative into advancing age. Miro is an amazing artist and I have always enjoyed his life's work.