The Coffee Mill (Le Moulin à Café)

ARTIST: Joan Miro

YEAR: 1954

MEDIUM: Color etching aquatint and roulette on paper

IMAGE SIZE: 19 x 22 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed in pencil, lower right margin

EDITION: From the edition of 300. Numbered in pencil lower left margin, printed by Georges Visat, and published by Maeght, Paris on Arches paper. Based on Miró’s same-titled oil and collage on canvas from 1918, private collection. Maeght 1701

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About the Art

Joan Miro was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. He cannot be said to have identified consistently with a single school. Rather, his artistic career may be characterized as one of persistent experimentation and a lifelong flirtation with non-objectivity. Miró’s signature biomorphic forms, geometric shapes, and semi-abstracted objects are expressed in multiple media, from ceramics and engravings to large bronze installations.

This abstract piece displays Miro’s usage of geometric shapes and free forms. Miro rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works such as this one with such precise yet random geometric lines in which he pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. This piece comes matted and framed.


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Shipping Details

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 40 x 42 x 3 in