Constellation: Awakening in the Early MorningConstellation: Awakening in the Early Morning
Gouache and oil wash on paper
18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (46 x 38 cm) Framed: 26 x 22 5/8 in. (66 x 57.5 cm)
This is one of a series of twenty-three small gouache and oil wash paintings known as the Constellations. The series evolved, surprisingly enough, from Miró’s aspirations in the late 1930s to work on a mural scale.
Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)
Ceramic, edition of 3
123 x 96 x 55 in. (312.4 x 243.8 x 139.7 cm)
After his groundbreaking investigations of complex forms and patterns in the paintings of his Cubist years—paintings such as the 1920 Composition—Léger moved towards a style of greater generalization and simplicity.
Constellation (for Louis Kahn)Constellation (for Louis Kahn)
a: 40 x 58 x 43 in. (101.6 x 147.3 x 109.2 cm) b: 84 x 33 x 29 in. (213.4 x 83.8 x 73.7 cm) c: 24 x 27 x 24 in. (61 x 68.6 x 61 cm) d: 26 1/2 x 96 1/2 x 34 in. (67.3 x 245.1 x 86.3 cm)
AG 1983.01 a-d
Around 1980, the great twentieth-century stage designer, furniture maker, and sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, was inspired to create a sculpture ensemble for the grass courtyard on the east side of the Kimbell in honor of architect Louis Kahn.
Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a MonumentWoman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument
146 1/2 x 96 in. (372.1 x 243.8 cm)
With its peculiar proportions and anatomy, Miró’s huge fantasy monument Woman Addressing the Public is indebted to the artist’s lifelong study of the imaginative and expressive powers of the art of children.
Figure in a ShelterFigure in a Shelter
British (English) (1898–1986)
Bronze, edition of 6
72 x 80 x 90 in. (182.9 x 203.2 x 228.6 cm)
Henry Moore is one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. Beginning as a carver in wood and stone, Moore moved to modeling sculpture to be cast in bronze, taking the human form as his constant theme.