Espriu-Miro (After Catalan poet Salvador Espriu – 1913 – 85)

ARTIST: Joan Miro

YEAR: 1975

MEDIUM: Etching and aquatint with carborundum on wove paper

IMAGE SIZE: 19.75 x 27.125 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed in pencil, lower right margin

EDITION: From the edition of 50. Numbered in pencil lower left in margin published by Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, their Blind Stamp lower left margin, on wove paper

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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 bright bold colors 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. Created to accompany a book of poems titled ‘Espriu-Miró’ by Salvador Espriu, this work embodies the words of Espriu who was known to write about his homeland of Spain. This piece comes matted and framed.


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Shipping Details

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 40 x 50 x 3 in