Joan Miró, ‘Hommage á Hélion (After French Painter 1904 -87)’, 1976, Baterbys
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Joan Miró

Hommage á Hélion (After French Painter 1904 -87), 1976

Color lithograph on paper
22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
57.2 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 99
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From the edition of 99 Numbered in pencil in lower left margin printed by Maeght, Paris, Pubished …

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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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From the edition of 99 Numbered in pencil in lower left margin printed by Maeght, Paris, Pubished by N. Hélion Éditions on Arches paper Mourlot 1093

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Signed in pencil, lower right margin
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

Hommage á Hélion (After French Painter 1904 -87), 1976

Color lithograph on paper
22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
57.2 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 99
.
Sold
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