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Joan Miró

L'Escalade, 1969

An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil.
26 × 19 4/5 in
66 × 50.2 cm
£8,500
location
Brighton
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An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the …

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An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil. Probably the most striking we have offered.

With good reason, Miro’s Carborundum etchings are praised above his other graphic works. The texture and extremity of the colours employed give them an especial …

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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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An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the …

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An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil. Probably the most striking we have offered.

With good reason, Miro’s Carborundum etchings are praised above his other graphic works. The texture and extremity of the colours employed give them an especial …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist
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

L'Escalade, 1969

An original etching, aquatint and carborundum, in colours, 1969 on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil.
26 × 19 4/5 in
66 × 50.2 cm
£8,500
location
Brighton
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