Friday, 16 November 2018

Joan Miró - part 9

Joan Miró (1893 Barcelona, Spain – 1983 Palma de Mallorca, Spain).
Early in his career, Miró primarily painted still-lifes, landscapes, and genre scenes. Influences ranging from the folk art and Romanesque church frescoes of his native Catalan region in Spain to 17th-century Dutch realism were eventually superseded by more contemporary ones: Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism captivated the young artist, who had relocated to Paris in 1921. His exposure to the ideas of André Breton and Breton's Surrealist circle prompted Miró to make radical changes to his style, although the artist cannot be said to have identified consistently with a single school. Rather, his artistic career may be characterised 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.

For a full biography of Miró see part 1. For earlier works, see parts 1 - 8 also.


Joan Miró at Mont-roig del Camp, Tarragona

Note: All Miro works © 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


1958 A Toute Épreuve (Proof Against All):


Plate 1
4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 33.7 x 26 cm

Plate 2
4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.1 cm

Plate 3
6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 50.5 cm

Plate 4 & 5 Mock-up
Fundació Joan Miró Archive

Plate 4 & 5

Plate 4a
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.1 cm

Plate 4b
 7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 5
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.1 cm

Plate 6
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 7
woodcut in black on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 8
3-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 24.8 cm

Plate 9
 7-colour woodcut on  Arches paper 32.7 x 25.1 cm

Plate 10
 5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.4 cm

Plate 11
8-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.4 cm

Plate 12
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 13
 3-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 14
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 15
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 16
7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.4 cm

Plate 17
woodcut in black on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.4 cm

Plate 18
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.4 x 24.8 cm

Plate 19
woodcut in green on Arches paper 32.4 x 24.8 cm

Plate 20
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 22
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 23
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 24
6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 25
8-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 26
 woodcut in blue on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 27
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 28
 6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 29
 3-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 30
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.5 x 25.1 cm

Plate 31
6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.5 x 25.1 cm

Plate 32
7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.5 x 25.2 cm

Plate 33
7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 50.8 cm

Plate 34
blue woodcut and collage on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 35
 5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 36
woodcut in blue and collage on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm


Plate 37
 2-colour woodcut and collage on Arches paper 32.1 x 24.8 cm

Plate 38
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 24.8 cm

Plate 39
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.4 cm

Plate 40
7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 50.5 cm

Plate 41
woodcut in blue on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 42
 6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.4 cm

Plate 43
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.4 cm

Plate 44
5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 45
 5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 46
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.4 cm

Plate 47
 6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.4 cm

Plate 48
woodcut in yellow on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 49
 7-colour woodcut on Arches paper 30.8 x 25.1 cm

Plate 50
woodcut and collage on Arches paper 32.4 x 25.1 cm

Plate 51
5 colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 52
3 colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 53
 6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.2 cm

Plate 54
6-colour woodcut on Arches paper  32.7 x 25.1 cm

Plate 55
 3-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 24.8 cm

Plate 56
 5-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 57
 4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

Plate 58
4-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 24.8 cm

Plate 59
 6-colour woodcut on Arches paper 32.1 x 25.1 cm

A Toute Épreuve (Proof Against All) concludes in part 10.