Joan Miró, ‘Personnage V’, 1946, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY

Certificate of authenticity issued by the association for the defense of the work of Joan Miro, dated May 19th, 2014

Signature: Signed and dated below : Miro ; Artigas ; 1946 Signature MIRO on the left paw Signature ARTIGAS on the right paw Stamp and n°29 below

Manufacturer: Collaboration with J. Llorens Artigas

Similar to Personnage I, Personnage II, Personnage III et Personnage IV described and reproduced in Joan Miro, Josep Llorens Artigas Ceramics, catalogue raisonné by Joan Punyet Miro and Joan Gardy Artigas pages 36 et 37, n°11 to 14.

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