Joan Miró, ‘Femme et Oiseau Dans la Nuit II’, 1971-1972, Miriam Shiell Fine Art
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Joan Miró

Femme et Oiseau Dans la Nuit II, 1971-1972

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19 1/2 × 13 4/5 in
49.5 × 35.1 cm
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Miriam Shiell Fine Art
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Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró was one of the seminal figures in 20th Century painting, …

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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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.

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Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró was one of the seminal figures in 20th Century painting, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. His work is associated with Surrealism, Fauvism and Expressionism. Working with his interest of the subconscious, his automatic drawings depict a moment in time suggesting forms for the …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signature recto, titled and dated twice “7/I/72” and “20/VI/71. II” verso
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Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
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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

Femme et Oiseau Dans la Nuit II, 1971-1972

Ink on paper
19 1/2 × 13 4/5 in
49.5 × 35.1 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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