Joan Miró, ‘Picasso I Els Reventos’, 1973, Wallector
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso I Els Reventos’, 1973, Wallector
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso I Els Reventos’, 1973, Wallector
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso I Els Reventos’, 1973, Wallector
Joan Miró, ‘Picasso I Els Reventos’, 1973, Wallector

The artist hand signed and numbered this artwork. The technique is etching and aquatint. This series of 4 etching is from the edition of 12 copies (from A to L).

Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish Surrealist painter. From the beginning, Miró’s work included a component of fantasy and hallucination. After Surrealist poets in Paris introduced him to the use of chance in the creation of art, Miró conceived a new painting technique. His artistic approach encouraged the free play of associations and envisaged “accidents” to provoke reactions closely connected to subconscious experiences. Even the artist could not always explain the meanings of images. They are unprompted and instinctive expressions of the little-understood and unconscious part of life. In 1954, he won the award for graphics at the Venice Biennial, and in 1958 the Guggenheim International Award.

Bibliography:
Joan Miró. Catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés, Patrick Cramer Editeur, 1989, n. 176/1.

Signature: The artist hand signed and numbered this artwork.

Joan Miró. Catalogue raisonné des livres illustrés, Patrick Cramer Editeur, 1989, n. 176/1.

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