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Le Lettre – Rouge (M.548)

Le Lettre – Rouge, 1969 by Joan Miro is an original color lithograph on canvas, hand-signed in the lower right, and numbered lower left from the edition of 75. Maeght 548.

Joan Miró was a widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, although he was never officially part of the group. He pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism — a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró rejected the constraints of traditional paintings by creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. He used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner. His compositions combine abstract elements with recurring motifs such as birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. Miró has inspired many artists, most significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Medium

Colour Lithograph on Canvas

Year

1969

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

M. 548

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 33 x 24 (in)
84.5 x 60.5 (cm)
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Le Lettre – Rouge, 1969 by Joan Miro is an original color lithograph on canvas, hand-signed in the lower right, and numbered lower left from the edition of 75. Maeght 548.

Joan Miró was a widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, although he was never officially part of the group. He pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism — a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró rejected the constraints of traditional paintings by creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. He used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner. His compositions combine abstract elements with recurring motifs such as birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. Miró has inspired many artists, most significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

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Medium

Colour Lithograph on Canvas

Year

1969

Edition

75

Catalogue Raisonné

M. 548

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 33 x 24 (in)
84.5 x 60.5 (cm)
Price Price on Request