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Joan Miró 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. His works drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy, are some of the most original of the 20th century. 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: LIMITED EDITION / ONE OF THE 26 COPIES CONTAINING AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED & NUMBERD MIRO ‘proof copy’ LITHOGRAPH along with 2 ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL MIRO LITHOGRAPHS created especially for this edition, housed in rear. Folio of Miro’s work in the Juan de Juanes collection published here in collaboration with Editirial Seix Barral, S.A. Housed in published box, as issued. 157 pages. This copy shows wear and some sunning to publishers box. Some minor damp staining to box, with torn hinges, otherwise very good. The dust wrapper, all interior pages, and lithographs still bright and clean. A VERY RARE EDITION – WITH 3 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS – ONE HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY MIRO!
Joan Miro Drawings and Lithographs
Title: Joan Miro Drawings and Lithographs
Publisher: New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Connecticut
Publication Date: 1960
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued
Signed: Signed by Artist
Edition: 1st Edition
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