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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Taran S, Detsky AS. What If Miro’s Dots and Lines Are Not Simply Dots and Lines?—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(10):1446. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4266
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