Joan Miró, ‘La Mélodie Acide, IV’, 1980, Print, Lithograph on Japan Nacré paper, Caviar20
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Joan Miró

La Mélodie Acide, IV, 1980

Lithograph on Japan Nacré paper
24 × 21 in
61 × 53.3 cm
Edition 4(IV)/7 (VII)
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Toronto
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From the original portfolio, La Mélodie Acide (1980), IV features abstracted forms balanced with …

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La Mélodie Acide
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 original portfolio, La Mélodie Acide (1980), IV features abstracted forms balanced with thin curls and negative space. Geometric forms, evocative of early abstraction, lead the tone throughout the work. The lithographic technique lends a richness to energetic hues while Miró’s signature line work creates a …

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Very good condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed by the artist on lower right
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La Mélodie Acide
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 Mélodie Acide, IV, 1980

Lithograph on Japan Nacré paper
24 × 21 in
61 × 53.3 cm
Edition 4(IV)/7 (VII)
.
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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