Joan Miró, ‘Femme sur la place d'un cimetìere’, Conceived in 1981 and cast in 1993, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Femme sur la place d'un cimetìere, Conceived in 1981 and cast in 1993

Bronze with a green gold patina
23 2/5 × 23 × 20 in
59.5 × 58.3 × 50.7 cm
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Signed and numbered 'Miró P.A. 1/1' centre base; further inscribed with the Parellada foundry mark lower right of the base
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 sur la place d'un cimetìere’, Conceived in 1981 and cast in 1993, Phillips
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This work is an unique artist's proof from an edition of 10, numbered 0-6 of 6 including 1 artist's proof and 2 nominative casts.

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Sculpture
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Signed and numbered 'Miró P.A. 1/1' centre base; further inscribed with the Parellada foundry mark lower right of the base
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 sur la place d'un cimetìere, Conceived in 1981 and cast in 1993

Bronze with a green gold patina
23 2/5 × 23 × 20 in
59.5 × 58.3 × 50.7 cm
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