Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Joan Miró

Constellations (two works), 1959

Lithographs in colors on Arches paper
17 × 14 in
43.2 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 350
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Bibliography
HA
Heritage Auctions

Published by Pierre Matisse, New York Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris

B.A.T.

Condition Report: …

Read more

Published by Pierre Matisse, New York Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris

B.A.T.

Condition Report: Horizontal folding crease through the center of one print; mild handling creases to the extreme edges of each. Each floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 28.5 Inches

Signature
Each signed, dated, and annotated in pencil in margins of each
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Bibliography
HA
Heritage Auctions

Published by Pierre Matisse, New York Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris

B.A.T.

Condition Report: …

Read more

Published by Pierre Matisse, New York Printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris

B.A.T.

Condition Report: Horizontal folding crease through the center of one print; mild handling creases to the extreme edges of each. Each floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 32.5 X 28.5 Inches

Signature
Each signed, dated, and annotated in pencil in margins of each
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Joan Miró

Constellations (two works), 1959

Lithographs in colors on Arches paper
17 × 14 in
43.2 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 350
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Joan Miró
Related works
Most Similar