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Woman and Bird by Joan Miró. The work projected by Miró is of figurative theme: a first interpretation of the title can lead us to recognize a feminine form with hat and a bird placed on him. The composition of the form is vertical and is governed by a diagonal axis, a gesture that William Jeffett has related on the one hand with the palms of the Maeght Foundation and, on the other, with the will to connect the rooting to the land with the flight free of a bird, united through the female body. The sculpture of Miró presents an evident phallic form, whereas the feminine figure, concreted in a vagina, is expressed by the marked black incision that occupies the greater part of the body of the work. At the top there is an open cylinder with moon shape. Woman and bird evokes an absolutely rest movement represented by its stillness and rigidity. Miró linked the monument with the custom of ancient Rome to record a phallus at the gates of the cities, to wish health and strength to those who came. In Catalonia an example of this is known at the Roman entrance of Ampurias.

This work is considered a synthesis of the Mironian iconography and, at the same time, a tribute to the architect Antoni Gaudí, for its similarity with the forms of the Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família and by the use of trencadís.

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Some authors have also pointed out their similarity with the Monument to Critóbal Colón at the end of Las Ramblas. The three public works of Joan Miró in Barcelona are a way of trying to bring the contemporary art to the majority public by the artist.

During the second half of the 1980s the sculpture was often used as a symbol of Barcelona in tourist and representation elements.

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