The Red Sun Gnaws at the Spider, 1948 by Joan Miro

Miro was never at a loss to find new poetic tides for his paintings. Very often the title and the picture are quite unrelated. They are derived from a poetic universe from which Miro derived his enormous variety of pictorial and poetic inventions. Heavy, black shapes and finely executed colour configurations exist side by side in this picture, but are totally unrelated, as if they were deeply involved in a never-ending dialogue. The picture is covered with imploring eyes that seem like alien stars looking on. A female organ clings like a spider to the red spot with the black calligraphy. Such pictures contain an atmosphere that is difficult to decipher, an element of pre-conceptual myth.