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Joan Miró, ‘untitled’, 1983, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Joan Miró

untitled, 1983

Two color woodcuts printed on the same sheet
15 × 21 9/10 in
38 × 55.5 cm
€150
Location
Sitges
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Two woodcuts printed on the same sheet of very fine, thick wove paper, with margins.

These woodcuts …

Two woodcuts printed on the same sheet of very fine, thick wove paper, with margins.

These woodcuts were used in the fourth volume of the catalogue raisonné of Miró's intaglio prints, but there is no record of impressions printed two to a sheet with margins.

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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, ‘untitled’, 1983, Sylvan Cole Gallery
Joan Miró, ‘untitled’, 1983, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Two woodcuts printed on the same sheet of very fine, thick wove paper, with margins.

These woodcuts …

Two woodcuts printed on the same sheet of very fine, thick wove paper, with margins.

These woodcuts were used in the fourth volume of the catalogue raisonné of Miró's intaglio prints, but there is no record of impressions printed two to a sheet with margins.

Medium
Print
Certificate of authenticity
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

untitled, 1983

Two color woodcuts printed on the same sheet
15 × 21 9/10 in
38 × 55.5 cm
€150
Location
Sitges
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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