Joan Miró, ‘Sous la grêle’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
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Joan Miró

Sous la grêle, 1969

Aquatint in colors on Chiffon de Maneure paper
17 1/8 × 27 in
43.5 × 68.6 cm
Edition 51/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is hinged to the mount at along the top edge verso, matted and framed under glass; work …

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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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This work is hinged to the mount at along the top edge verso, matted and framed under glass; work is in apparently very good condition, with very faint mat burn along the sheet edges. Framed dimensions 31 x 39 inches.

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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

Sous la grêle, 1969

Aquatint in colors on Chiffon de Maneure paper
17 1/8 × 27 in
43.5 × 68.6 cm
Edition 51/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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