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Joan Miró

From: Série Mallorca, 1973

Etching and colour aquatinta
Edition 7/10
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Signed in pencil lower right: Miró. Image 54.4 x 68.7 cm on Guarro Superalfa wove paper 70 x 86.7 …

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Signed in pencil lower right: Miró. Image 54.4 x 68.7 cm on Guarro Superalfa wove paper 70 x 86.7 cm. Published by Torralba, Barcelona. Printed by Imagen/70, Palma de Mallorca (with the blindstamp). From the 39-part series "Série Mallorca".Catalogue raisonné: - Dupin, no. 623.- Cramer, Illustrated Books, no. …

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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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Signed in pencil lower right: Miró. Image 54.4 x 68.7 cm on Guarro Superalfa wove paper 70 x 86.7 …

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Signed in pencil lower right: Miró. Image 54.4 x 68.7 cm on Guarro Superalfa wove paper 70 x 86.7 cm. Published by Torralba, Barcelona. Printed by Imagen/70, Palma de Mallorca (with the blindstamp). From the 39-part series "Série Mallorca".Catalogue raisonné: - Dupin, no. 623.- Cramer, Illustrated Books, no. …

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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

From: Série Mallorca, 1973

Etching and colour aquatinta
Edition 7/10
Bidding closed
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