Joan Miró, ‘MAJA NEGRA’, 1973, Gallery Art
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Joan Miró

MAJA NEGRA, 1973

ETCHING AND AQUATINT AND CARBORUNDUM ON ARCHES PAPER
23 3/4 × 54 1/4 in
60.3 × 137.8 cm
Edition of 50
.
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Location
Aventura
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

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Maja Negra (D. 577). Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colors on Arches. Framed size: 30 x 60 …

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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered by the artist.
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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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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became enamored by etching, an intaglio technique of incising a design onto a metal plate. When travel pulled Miró away from Marcoussis’s studio, he sent him letters about his budding interests in the medium. “My dear friend,” he

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Maja Negra (D. 577). Etching, aquatint and carborundum in colors on Arches. Framed size: 30 x 60 inches. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. Additional pictures available upon request. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity included. All reasonable offers …

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Condition
Excellent.
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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered by the artist.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
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

MAJA NEGRA, 1973

ETCHING AND AQUATINT AND CARBORUNDUM ON ARCHES PAPER
23 3/4 × 54 1/4 in
60.3 × 137.8 cm
Edition of 50
.
Sold
Location
Aventura
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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