Skip to Main Content
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Joan Miró

The Essences of the Earth | Les Essències de la Terra, 1968

Seven Original Hand Signed, Dated and Inscribed Lithographs in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
10 2/5 × 10 in
26.5 × 25.5 cm
$20,000
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Gilden's Art Gallery
London
Follow

These seven original lithographs in colours are hand signed in pencil by the artist …

Read more

These seven original lithographs in colours are hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" verso.
They comprise the seven of the nine works of the portfolio to accompany the book “The Essences of the Earth”, with texts by Juan Perucho and eight old Catalan texts.
It was printed in an edition of 100 signed …

Read more
Medium
Print
Price ranges of small prints by Joan Miró
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$4,000+
This work
$0
$4,200+
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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.

Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Gilden's Art Gallery
London
Follow

These seven original lithographs in colours are hand signed in pencil by the artist …

Read more

These seven original lithographs in colours are hand signed in pencil by the artist "Miró" verso.
They comprise the seven of the nine works of the portfolio to accompany the book “The Essences of the Earth”, with texts by Juan Perucho and eight old Catalan texts.
It was printed in an edition of 100 signed …

Read more
Medium
Print
Price ranges of small prints by Joan Miró
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$4,000+
This work
$0
$4,200+
Joan Miró
Spanish, 1893–1983
Follow

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

The Essences of the Earth | Les Essències de la Terra, 1968

Seven Original Hand Signed, Dated and Inscribed Lithographs in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
10 2/5 × 10 in
26.5 × 25.5 cm
$20,000
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Joan Miró
Other works from Gilden's Art Gallery
Related works
Most Similar
Surrealism