Joan Miró, ‘Painting III’, 1965, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Painting III, 1965

Oil on canvas
6 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
16.5 × 24.1 cm
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This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity issued by Mr. Jacques Dupin in 2003.

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Signed, titled and dated "MIRÓ. 14/X/65 III" on the reverse
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, ‘Painting III’, 1965, Phillips
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This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of authenticity issued by Mr. Jacques Dupin in 2003.

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The present work, titled Painting III, 1963, created towards the end of Joan Miró’s prolific career, illustrates the artist’s legacy through the presence of complementary dualities of form. The …

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Signed, titled and dated "MIRÓ. 14/X/65 III" on the reverse
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

Painting III, 1965

Oil on canvas
6 1/2 × 9 1/2 in
16.5 × 24.1 cm
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