Understanding Symbols

The Hunter (Catalan Landscape) by Joan Miro, 1923-24, MoMA, NYC.

Miro began his work as a painter doing portraits but soon found the work of artists like Picasso and the Surrealists with whom he socialized in Paris, to influence him to try other directions in his paintings. The Spanish Civil War drew his work into a political realm as his countrymen suffered at home. His career lasted well into the later part of the twentieth century, in fact a large tapestry he did for the World Trade Center was one of the most valuable pieces of art work that was destroyed on September 11, 2001. 

Figure 6 by Joan Miro, 1974, The World Trade Center (destroyed 9/11/01).