The striking red sun is a symbol found in many of the Spanish artist's work, with a more detailed version coming earlier in 1948.

Miro and Dali had similar influences during their careers, firstly the colour and culture of their Catalan backgrounds, followed by their spells in Paris where they were to draw in a wide variety of experiences and and artistic inspirations.

Here they would come across the likes of Paul Klee, and they would exchange ideas for future work.

Shortly before producing a series of paintings which included red suns, artist Miro also spent time in New York, where he would meet several famous American artists.

Jackson Pollock was one of a number of artists who helped to inspire further his abstract ideas, having once famously claiming to have declared war on traditional painting styles.