Joan Miró, ‘For Joan Miro (Drawing with Ruthven Todd Poem)’, 1966-1970, RoGallery
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Joan Miró

For Joan Miro (Drawing with Ruthven Todd Poem), 1966-1970

Ink and Crayon on Guarro laid paper
23 × 19 1/2 × 1 in
58.4 × 49.5 × 2.5 cm
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Poem Text:

FOR JOAN MIRO
Living now, under the same Spanish sky,
I watch with wonderment the shapes …

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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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Poem Text:

FOR JOAN MIRO
Living now, under the same Spanish sky,
I watch with wonderment the shapes that still
Swell, flush or surge in paint or clay,
From the unstemmable source. The wild will
Remains uncurbed and now the dark starred night
Holds more strange wonder than the farm(?)
Did when first I saw, with all my first …

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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

For Joan Miro (Drawing with Ruthven Todd Poem), 1966-1970

Ink and Crayon on Guarro laid paper
23 × 19 1/2 × 1 in
58.4 × 49.5 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
Long Island City
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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