Joan Miró, ‘Femmes’, 1948, Wallector

"Femmes" is an original lithograph realized by Joan Mirò in 1948; hand signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Edition of 50 prints published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Mourlot, Paris.

The lithograph is a typical Surrealist artwork realized by Mirò during his stay in Paris. In the space there are figures representing three human figures, a moon and other enigmatic symbols, in the space, are scattered some balls of various dimensions and shapes. The figures are mysterious and stylized: a classic representation of the subconscious activity.

Joan Miró (Spain, 1893) was a seminal figure in the 20th-century avant-garde painting. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represent a major contribution to Surrealism. The representative of his ability to conjure evocative space and the unconscious representation.

Signature: Hand signed, dated and numbered in pencil.

Publisher: Maeght, Paris

About Joan Miró

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.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain