JOAN MIRO Woman with Three Hairs Surrounded by Birds in the Night year: 1972 signed in the plate size: 18.5"W x 26.8"H Joan Miro³ never fully delved into complete abstraction. Instead he nurtured a unique aesthetic voice incorporating primitive iconography, reduced forms, and a vibrant, limited color palette. Through this idiosyncratic style he was able to communicate profundities in direct, simple, often whimsical ways. He often explored the theme of woman and children in his work. This abstracted image of a solitary woman expresses quiet strength and balance. It is meditative and suggests a figure in contemplation of everyday pleasantries. It is an image of security, solitude and harmony. In spite of its uncanny strangeness it evokes joy.