Joan Miró, ‘The Pine Tree of Formentor (Plate 2)’, 1976, ArtWise
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Joan Miró

The Pine Tree of Formentor (Plate 2), 1976

Etching
41 × 35 1/2 in
104.1 × 90.2 cm
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In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became …

ArtWise
Brooklyn

Hand signed and numbered out of 50 in pencil by Miro. This print is a color etching/aquatint. Plate …

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A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered out of 50 in pencil by Miro.
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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, ‘The Pine Tree of Formentor (Plate 2)’, 1976, ArtWise
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About the work

In 1938, the Surrealist Joan Miró met the master printer Louis Marcoussis and quickly became enamored by etching, an intaglio technique of incising a design onto a metal plate. When travel pulled Miró away from Marcoussis’s studio, he sent him letters about his budding interests in the medium. “My dear friend,” he

ArtWise
Brooklyn

Hand signed and numbered out of 50 in pencil by Miro. This print is a color etching/aquatint. Plate 2 of 6.
Inspired by a poem by Miquel Costa i Llobera written in 1875, an ode to the native cedar trees of Spanish Catalan island Majorca's Formentor Peninsula.

Printed by J.J. Torralba, Rubi (Barcelona) and …

Medium
Print
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered out of 50 in pencil by Miro.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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

The Pine Tree of Formentor (Plate 2), 1976

Etching
41 × 35 1/2 in
104.1 × 90.2 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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