Joan Miró, ‘LES ESSÈNCIES DE LA TERRA (M. 582; SEE CRAMER BOOKS 123)’, 1968, Doyle
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Joan Miró

LES ESSÈNCIES DE LA TERRA (M. 582; SEE CRAMER BOOKS 123), 1968

Hand-colored lithograph on Japon nacré paper
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With full margins, framed.

From the edition of 100 color variants

Sheet 19 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches; 498 …

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Signed and numbered 69D/100 in pencil
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Ediçiones Polígrafa, Barcelona
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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Doyle

With full margins, framed.

From the edition of 100 color variants

Sheet 19 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches; 498 x 362 mm.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered 69D/100 in pencil
Publisher
Ediçiones Polígrafa, Barcelona
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 ESSÈNCIES DE LA TERRA (M. 582; SEE CRAMER BOOKS 123), 1968

Hand-colored lithograph on Japon nacré paper
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