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Joan Miró

Village D'Oiseaux, 1969

Etching, aquatint and carborundum printed in colors
36 × 25 in
91.4 × 63.5 cm
$22,950
Location
Northport
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About the work
LFA
LaMantia Fine Art Inc.
Northport

Bright and Vivid Colors, Geometric Abstraction, Abstract,

Bright and Vivid Colors, Geometric Abstraction, Abstract,

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed in pencil, numbered 70/75, on Arches wove paper. Ref: D 526
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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About the work
LFA
LaMantia Fine Art Inc.
Northport

Bright and Vivid Colors, Geometric Abstraction, Abstract,

Bright and Vivid Colors, Geometric Abstraction, Abstract,

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Signed in pencil, numbered 70/75, on Arches wove paper. Ref: D 526
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

Village D'Oiseaux, 1969

Etching, aquatint and carborundum printed in colors
36 × 25 in
91.4 × 63.5 cm
$22,950
Location
Northport
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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