Saturday, December 10, 2011

Miro's latest work garners Smithsonian attention

Above is a photo of one of Miró’s (Airecraft Carries Me Home) recent works. It's not surprising that art this innovative, yet classic should gain attention in a national forum. Reading the analysis below, you will be struck by how well the critic understands dog art when he writes of taking "color by the throat."

In the December issue of Smithsonian magazine, critic and painter Peter Plagens writes that the artist "took color by the throat, but his chroma is not French or perfumey, like that associated with Monet or Matisse. It's stark, harsh... but not unpleasant." He notes that the orange and blue colors found in the work  "register not only as beautiful, but as awesome in the literal, looking-out-at-the-Grand-Canyon sense of the word." He compares the work to a three-act play: "There's an introduction, with that orange 'character' getting your attention; a white-on-gray transition to the black, meat-of-the-matter second act; then a white climax [the bone of the matter, so to speak] followed by a black [and blue] denouement."

Plagens concludes, "The effect is a stunning first notice, a rhythmic horizontal read and then a deep plunge into the [installation's] inner structure."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

The artist at work.
(Go to the embedded Smithsonian link for more--not to mention real--information.)


  1. Terrific post buddy! Mom's an artist and she really appreciates your work! I'm still working on my own deconstructionism!

  2. Thanks for hosting Sherry!

    We just read about Quinn, hope she is more settled with her new arrangements. Tricky!

    Gypsy ;-)

  3. that is a beautiful work of art

    Stop on by for a visit

  4. Miro great work of art!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  5. That -- Miro's artwork AND the ensuing review -- is brilliant. I LOVE this post! :)

  6. Miro,you are definitely a great artiste! And I bet you are very good at nose art too! Especially on windows!


  7. BowWowZer! Miro is a real artist indeed! And such a writeup. We always appreciate inovation in art. Way to go!!!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BRD & Hootie

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