A detail of 'Woman and Bird' showing Miró’s classic, limited palette

Is It a Bird? Is It a Penis? Or a Mushroom Woman in a Moon Hat?

Dubbed a host of filthy names because of its phallic shape, this well-known sculpture’s original title, ‘Mushroom Woman in a Moon Hat’, is perhaps the least known of all. Miró’s last public work is monumental, best enjoyed up close on a summer’s evening when the late Mediterranean light sets the trencadís aglow.