Reference: Dupin 1003
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Utilizing a vibrant color palette and erratic strokes, Miró creates a striking figure who, as the title suggests, appears as if in motion. This creole dancer, though still somewhat abstract, has a fairly distinct face. His large eyes stare out at the viewer, who cannot quite locate the dancer's legs and arms. Only a single human handprint to the left of the image clues the viewer in as to the location of the dancer's limbs. Sharp, abrupt strokes shoot out towards the border of the composition, particularly near the figure's face, adding a sense of motion and energy to the work. The brilliant pink-red contrasts sharply with the deep black, causing this quirky and slightly crazed figure to pop out at the viewer.
Created in 1978, this original color wash, etching, and aquatint was published by Maeght Éditeur Paris and printed on Arches paper by Morsang, Paris. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered 7/50 in the lower left margin.