Iconic Designs


Joan Miró (1893-1983). Roméo et Juliette, Scene design, 1926. Charcoal crayon, pencil and tempera. Howard D. Rothchild Collection. pf MS Thr 414.4 (107). Bequest, 1989.

Roméo et Juliette

This large scene design by the Spanish artist Miró represents the set for this ballet, perhaps the most explicitly surrealistic of all Ballets Russes designs. The minimalist line drawings for the costumes, even with their annotations, would have given little guidance to the costume makers.