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Comment & Response
October 2019

What If Miro’s Dots and Lines Are Not Simply Dots and Lines?—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2Department of Medicine, Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 3Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(10):1446. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4266

In Reply We thank Guardiola and Baños for their comments on our article1 and for showing us the quote attributed to Joan Miró. It helps explain the process he used to create the triptych. But it still does not explain what the paintings mean, at least not to the artist. As we say in our essay, that’s part of the beauty of art: interpretation is subjective and cannot be imposed on others.

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