Joan Miró, ‘Litografia Originale VI’, 1972, Cerbera Gallery
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Joan Miró

Litografia Originale VI, 1972

Color Lithograph
13 3/10 × 10 1/5 in
33.8 × 25.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Kansas City
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Cerbera Gallery
Kansas City

Joan Miró
Litografia Originale VI
Medium: Color Lithograph
Year: 1972
Publisher: Graphis Arte, Livorno; …

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Graphis Arte, Livorno; Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milano
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Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
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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Joan Miró
Litografia Originale VI
Medium: Color Lithograph
Year: 1972
Publisher: Graphis Arte, Livorno; Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milano
Catalogue raisonné: Cramer 160
Size: 13.3 × 10.2 inches

Medium
Print
Publisher
Graphis Arte, Livorno; Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milano
Image rights
Cerbera Gallery, Inc.
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

Litografia Originale VI, 1972

Color Lithograph
13 3/10 × 10 1/5 in
33.8 × 25.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Kansas City
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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