10. Untitled



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Joan Miró (1893 – 1983), Spanish

Untitled, 20th Century

Color Lithograph, Ed. 12/30

Purchased with funds provided by the Benjamin Bernstein Acquisition Fund

Collection of La Salle University Art Museum, 91-G-3086

Painting without representation is an invitation to reconstruct reality and to discover and expand one's perception. The explosion and dissolution of form engages the viewer in the image and extends its boundaries beyond the two-dimensional surface. What happens to matter in this case is one of the many profound questions that students in a philosophy of art class are invited to explore. The regression to a child's unfettered and untutored imagination that we could associate with this work prompts reflection on modernism's fascination with the "primitive" and originary realities behind art.

Cornelia A. Tsakiridou, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Director, Diplomat-In-Residence Program

Broader Identity

  • 2. Reflective Thinking and Valuing

Expanded Literacies

  • 4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Effective Expression

  • 9. Creative and Artistic Expression

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Collection of La Salle University Art Museum; Copyright: © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2016 http://artcollection.lasalle.edu/kiosk/rights.htm