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Joan Miró, ‘Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions’, 1958, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions, 1958

Two aquatints (one black with hand-coloring and the other in colors, mostly red), on Arches paper (one folded), with full margins
7 2/5 × 11 1/10 in
18.8 × 28.2 cm
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Both images: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
One sheet: 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (27 x 16.5 cm)
One …

Both images: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
One sheet: 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (27 x 16.5 cm)
One sheet: 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. (18.8 x 28.2 cm)

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One dated '29/5/57' and 'II' by Miró in pencil, and also annotated 'rehaussée crayon couleur JM' (enhanced with color crayon) by Piero …
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, ‘Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions’, 1958, Phillips
Joan Miró, ‘Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions’, 1958, Phillips
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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
P
Phillips

Both images: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
One sheet: 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (27 x 16.5 cm)
One …

Both images: 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (13.3 x 9.5 cm)
One sheet: 10 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. (27 x 16.5 cm)
One sheet: 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. (18.8 x 28.2 cm)

Medium
Print
Signature
One dated '29/5/57' and 'II' by Miró in pencil, and also annotated 'rehaussée crayon couleur JM' (enhanced with color crayon) by Piero …
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

Les brisants (The Breakers): two impressions, 1958

Two aquatints (one black with hand-coloring and the other in colors, mostly red), on Arches paper (one folded), with full margins
7 2/5 × 11 1/10 in
18.8 × 28.2 cm
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