Joan Miró, ‘LE GRILLON SOUS LA LUNE’, 1978, Gallery Art
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Joan Miró

LE GRILLON SOUS LA LUNE, 1978

ETCHING AND AQUATINT
24 7/8 × 18 in
63.2 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 30
.
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Aventura
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

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D. & L. 1020. Etching with aquatint in colors on Arches. Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, …

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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

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D. & L. 1020. Etching with aquatint in colors on Arches. Published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, with their blindstamp. Frame size approx 31 x 24 in. Additional images available upon request. Certificate of authenticity included. Artwork in excellent condition. All reasonable offers will be considered

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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
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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

LE GRILLON SOUS LA LUNE, 1978

ETCHING AND AQUATINT
24 7/8 × 18 in
63.2 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 30
.
Sold
Location
Aventura
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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