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Joan Miró

Femme et Oiseau devant la Lune (from Laurels Number One), 1947

Etching and aquatint
Edition 162/300
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Atelier 17, New York, prntr.; Laurel Gallery, New York, pub.

Image: 4.5 x 5.875 inches.

Atelier 17, New York, prntr.; Laurel Gallery, New York, pub.

Image: 4.5 x 5.875 inches.

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Numbered 162/300, signed and dated in pencil
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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H
Hindman

Atelier 17, New York, prntr.; Laurel Gallery, New York, pub.

Image: 4.5 x 5.875 inches.

Atelier 17, New York, prntr.; Laurel Gallery, New York, pub.

Image: 4.5 x 5.875 inches.

Medium
Print
Signature
Numbered 162/300, signed and dated in pencil
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

Femme et Oiseau devant la Lune (from Laurels Number One), 1947

Etching and aquatint
Edition 162/300
Bidding closed
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