Joan Miró, ‘Maternité’, Conceived in 1981 and cast in 2011, Phillips

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Property Sold to Benefit The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Signature: signed and numbered '3/6' Miró' on the reverse of the base

Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Miró: Sculptor, 17 March 2012 – 6 January 2013, pp. 80, 92 and 158 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p.93)
London, Simon Dickinson Ltd., Eight Sculptures by Joan Miró, 29 January - 1 April 2015

Joan Punyet Miró and Joan Gardy Artigas, Ceramics 1941 - 1983, Catalogue Raisonné (ceramic version)

Courtesy of the Successió Miró

About Joan Miró

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.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain