Joan Miró, ‘Ruthven Todd Album, An Alien World for Dolores Miró: five impressions’, 1947, Phillips
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Joan Miró

Ruthven Todd Album, An Alien World for Dolores Miró: five impressions, 1947

Five works, including four etching and aquatints in colors (one with hand additions in white and black gouache), and a pochoir with hand-coloring in yellow and purple, on Rives BFK and wove paper, with full margins
22 7/10 × 15 3/5 in
57.7 × 39.6 cm
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All images: approx. 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (25 x 21 cm)
All sheets: various sizes: largest Sheet: 22 3/4 …

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Annotated 'épreuve reprise par J.M (pour cliché) (test taken by J.M (for cliche), essai encrage couleur (color ink test), mauvaise, noir …
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, ‘Ruthven Todd Album, An Alien World for Dolores Miró: five impressions’, 1947, Phillips
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All images: approx. 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (25 x 21 cm)
All sheets: various sizes: largest Sheet: 22 3/4 x 15 5/8 in. (57.7 x 39.6 cm)
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Annotated 'épreuve reprise par J.M (pour cliché) (test taken by J.M (for cliche), essai encrage couleur (color ink test), mauvaise, noir …
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

Ruthven Todd Album, An Alien World for Dolores Miró: five impressions, 1947

Five works, including four etching and aquatints in colors (one with hand additions in white and black gouache), and a pochoir with hand-coloring in yellow and purple, on Rives BFK and wove paper, with full margins
22 7/10 × 15 3/5 in
57.7 × 39.6 cm
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