Joan Miró, ‘Lithographie II’, 1930; printed in 1973, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Lithograph; printed in 1973, published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and Galerie Gérland Cramer, Geneva Ed. H.C, Charles Nodrum Gallery
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Joan Miró

Lithographie II, 1930; printed in 1973

Lithograph; printed in 1973, published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and Galerie Gérland Cramer, Geneva Ed. H.C
29 3/10 × 21 9/10 in
74.5 × 55.5 cm
.
AUD $3,999
Location
Richmond
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Slight crease l.l and u.r
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Hand-signed by artist, signed in pencil l.r.
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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.

Joan Miró, ‘Lithographie II’, 1930; printed in 1973, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Lithograph; printed in 1973, published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and Galerie Gérland Cramer, Geneva Ed. H.C, Charles Nodrum Gallery
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About the work
Provenance
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Condition
Slight crease l.l and u.r
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in pencil l.r.
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

Lithographie II, 1930; printed in 1973

Lithograph; printed in 1973, published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona and Galerie Gérland Cramer, Geneva Ed. H.C
29 3/10 × 21 9/10 in
74.5 × 55.5 cm
.
AUD $3,999
Location
Richmond
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