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Joan Miró drew from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy, his works are some of the most original of the 20th century. He was among the first artists to develop automatic drawing as a way to undo previous established techniques, and with Andre Masson represented the beginning of Surrealism as an art movement. However, Miró chose not to become an official member of the Surrealists in order to be free to experiment with other artistic styles. He pursued his own interests in the art world, ranging from surrealism, to expressionism and color field painting. Miró was born April 20, 1893, in Barcelona. He studied at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts and the Academia Galí. He moved to Paris in 1920, where, under the influence of surrealist poets and writers, he evolved his mature style. The forms of his lithographs are organized against flat neutral backgrounds and are painted in a limited range of bright colors, especially blue, red, yellow, green, and black. Amorphous amoebic shapes alternate with sharply drawn lines, spots, and curlicues, all positioned with seeming nonchalance. Miró later produced highly generalized, ethereal works in which his organic forms and figures are reduced to abstract spots, lines, and bursts of colors.

Description: ORIGINAL JOAN MIRO LITHOGRAPH wrapper produced by Studio Arte in Paris, for this edition. (unfolded it measures 12 1/4″ high x about 28″ wide, suitable for framing) Published on the occasion of the May 1973 exhibition and the artists 80th birthday. Paintings, Gouaches, Sobreteixims, Sculpture, Etchings. Illustrated in color and b&w. Scarce!.

Bookseller Inventory # 27160


Miro: Paintings, Gouaches, Sobreteixims, Sculpture, Etchings
Daupin, Jacques; Miro, Joan

Publisher: Pierre Matisse Gallery
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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