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Joan Miró, ‘Plate 6 from: Càntic del Sol’, 1975, Christie's
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Joan Miró

Plate 6 from: Càntic del Sol, 1975

Aquatint in colours on Arches wove paper
24 4/5 × 35 4/5 in
63 × 91 cm
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Signed in pencil, inscribed P/A, an artist's proof before the edition of 12 with wide margins …

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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, ‘Plate 6 from: Càntic del Sol’, 1975, Christie's
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Signed in pencil, inscribed P/A, an artist's proof before the edition of 12 with wide margins (there was also an unsigned book edition of 273 copies), published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, the full sheet, with deckle edges at left and right, in very good condition, framed.
Plate 400 x 520 mm., Sheet 630 x …

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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

Plate 6 from: Càntic del Sol, 1975

Aquatint in colours on Arches wove paper
24 4/5 × 35 4/5 in
63 × 91 cm
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