Joan Miró, ‘Ocella’, 1978, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Ocella’, 1978, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Joan Miró, ‘Ocella’, 1978, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Further copies of these lithographs, unsigned, were cut (32 x 46.5 cms) and folded in two for inclusion in the catalogue “Miro Dibuixos, Goaches - Monotips”
Printed by: Litografias artistic as Damia Caus, Barcelona
Note: This was part of a series consisting of this work and another entitled “La Formiga”

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Galerie Maeght, Barcelona, Spain

Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume VI (Catalogue Raisonne) - number 1157, page 83
Patrick Cramer “Joan Miro: The Illustrated books” Number 237, page 576/577.

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