Joan Miró, ‘La Captive (The Captive)’, 1969, BOCCARA ART
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Joan Miró

La Captive (The Captive), 1969

Original Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum
29 1/10 × 22 2/5 × 4/5 in
74 × 57 × 2 cm
Edition 1/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

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New York, Monterrey, +2 more

This stunning and incredibly captivating piece by Joan Miró is one which inspires the imagination …

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Hand-signed by artist, Created in 1969, this original color etching and aquatint with carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, …
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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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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became enamored by etching, an intaglio technique of incising a design onto a metal plate. When travel pulled Miró away from Marcoussis’s studio, he sent him letters about his budding interests in the medium. “My dear friend,” he

BOCCARA ART
New York, Monterrey, +2 more

This stunning and incredibly captivating piece by Joan Miró is one which inspires the imagination and transforms our perception of reality. A central figure dominates the composition with two, seemingly characteristic eyes, one red and one blue. Again, Miró's use of primary color serves as the perfect complement …

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Hand-signed by artist, Created in 1969, this original color etching and aquatint with carborundum is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, …
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Included
Frame
Included
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

La Captive (The Captive), 1969

Original Color Etching and Aquatint with Carborundum
29 1/10 × 22 2/5 × 4/5 in
74 × 57 × 2 cm
Edition 1/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
New York, Monterrey, Miami, Brea
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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