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Joan Miró – Maîtres-Graveurs Contemporains

Joan Miró, Maîtres-Graveurs Contemporains is an original Lithograph made in 1970.  It is signed in pencil in the lower right, and dedicated “pour Fernand Mourlot,” in the lower left in pencil.  Printed by Mourlot, Paris.  Cramer 132.

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.

Title

Maîtres-Graveurs Contemporains

Alt. Title

Contemporary Master Engravers

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1970

Edition

Aside from the edition of 100

Signature

Signed, dedicated

Catalogue Raisonné

Cramer 132

Size 17.75 x 15.75 (in)
45 x 40 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Joan Miró, Maîtres-Graveurs Contemporains is an original Lithograph made in 1970.  It is signed in pencil in the lower right, and dedicated “pour Fernand Mourlot,” in the lower left in pencil.  Printed by Mourlot, Paris.  Cramer 132.

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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Title

Maîtres-Graveurs Contemporains

Alt. Title

Contemporary Master Engravers

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1970

Edition

Aside from the edition of 100

Signature

Signed, dedicated

Catalogue Raisonné

Cramer 132

Size 17.75 x 15.75 (in)
45 x 40 (cm)
Price Price on Request