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Joan Miró

Série V, 1952

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14 7/10 × 10 9/10 in
37.3 × 27.7 cm
€475
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Sitges
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Sylvan Cole Gallery
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An impression printed in 1956 from the canceled plate, with the words "cuivre rayé après …

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An impression printed in 1956 from the canceled plate, with the words "cuivre rayé après tirage" in the margin. Dupin (96) apparently did not know about this printing.

An excellent impression, with huge margins, on very good wove paper.

In perfect condition.

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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.

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An impression printed in 1956 from the canceled plate, with the words "cuivre rayé après …

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An impression printed in 1956 from the canceled plate, with the words "cuivre rayé après tirage" in the margin. Dupin (96) apparently did not know about this printing.

An excellent impression, with huge margins, on very good wove paper.

In perfect condition.

Medium
Print
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

Série V, 1952

Etching
14 7/10 × 10 9/10 in
37.3 × 27.7 cm
€475
Location
Sitges
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