Thursday, 6 December 2018

Joan Miró - part 17

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art and Romanesque church frescoes of his native Catalan region in Spain to 17th-century Dutch realism were eventually superseded by more contemporary ones: Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism captivated the young artist, who had relocated to Paris in 1921.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 - 16 also.



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


1972 Lithographs I series:


1972 Lithographs I Cover
colour lithograph 31.7 x 24.5 cm

1972 Lithographs I
 colour lithograph 30.5 x 25.4 cm

1972 Lithographs I
colour lithograph 31.7 x 24.5 cm

1972 Lithographs I
colour lithograph 31.7 x 24.5 cm

1972 Lithographs I
colour lithograph 31.7 x 24.5 cm

1972 Lithographs I
colour lithograph 45.1 x 36.8 cm 2

1972 Lithographs I
colour lithograph 45.1 x 36.8 cm

1972-73 Barcelona Suite:


1972 Barcelona III from Barcelona Suite
colour etching and aquatint with carborundum on Guarro paper 69.7 x 104.3 cm

1972 Untitled from Barcelona Suite
carborundum etching 105.4 x 69.9 cm

1972-73 Barcelona
colour etching, aquatint and carborundum on Guarro paper 170 x 70 cm

1972-73 Untitled from Barcelona Suite
etching and aquatint with carborundum 75 x 105 cm

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1971-76 Personnage, Oiseaux
watercolour, colour crayon, brush and India ink on paper 63 x 42 cm

1972 Bethsabée
colour etching and aquatint 101.6 x 63.5 cm

1972 Birds
acrylic on canvas 130.5 x 26.5 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1972 Femme au chapeau
 bronze 88.9 x 38.1 x 19.1 cm

1972 Homage to Joan Prats
colour lithograph 57.8 x 74.9 cm

1972 Homage to Miró
colour lithograph on Arches vellum 48.1 x 63.2 cm

1972 Ink II
colour lithograph 35.6 x 26.7 cm

1972 King David
colour etching and aquatint on Arches paper 91.4 x 63.2 cm


1972 Textiles and Sculptures
colour lithograph on Guarro paper 57.4 x 38.1 cm

1972 The Beasts as a Mirror for Man I
colour etching and aquatint with carborundum and drypoint 44.5 x 33 cm

1972 The Beasts as a Mirror for Man II
 colour etching and aquatint 44.5 x 33 cm

1972 The Beasts as a Mirror for Man VI
colour etching and aquatint with colour wash 44.5 x 33 cm

1972 The Survivor Visits the Birds I
colour etching and aquatint 28.2 x 33.6 cm

1972 Untitled
colour lithograph 31.8 x 49.5 cm

1972 Woman in Front of the Sun

1972 Woman, Bird
bronze 51.5 x 21 x 14.5 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1972-78 Personnage Oiseaux
Miró created it for Wichita State University’s  Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas. The mural is one of Miró's largest two-dimensional projects, undertaken when he was 79 and completed when he was 85 years of age. Fabrication of the mural was completed in 1977, but Miró did not consider it finished until the installation was complete.

The entire south wall of the Ulrich Museum is the foundation for the 28 ft by 52 ft (8.53 m x 15.85 m) mural, composed of one million pieces of marble and Venetian glass mounted on specially treated wood, attached to the concrete wall on an aluminium grid.

1972-78 Personnages Oiseaux
glass mosaic 8.5 m x 15.8 m
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Witchita State University, Kansas

1973 Arlequin Circonscrit
colour lithograph on Arches paper 76 x 54 cm

1973 Burnt Canvas 4
acrylic on canvas, burnt and cut 130 x 195 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Burnt Canvas 5
acrylic on canvas, cut and burnt 195 x 130 cm
 Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Burnt Canvas
acrylic on canvas, cut and burnt

1973 Derrière le Miroir No.203
colour lithograph on velin d'Arches paper

1973 Derrière le Miroir No.203
colour lithograph on velin d'Arches paper

1973 Exquisite Woman
bronze 35.5 x 18 x 18.5 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Figure
 bronze 35.5 x 19.4 x 9.5 cm

1973 Figure in a Landscape I
India ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper 44.7 x 57.2 cm
 Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Garden Illuminated by Moonlight
colour lithograph 32.9 x 23.9 cm

1973 Head and Bird
pencil and oil on cardboard 36 x 51 cm
Galeria Marc Domenech, Barcelona, Spain

1973 Head in the Night
gouache, wax crayon and oil on cardboard 96.5 x 62.5 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Head of the Crew
colour etching and aquatint with carborundum 136.9 x 58.9 cm

1973 Hommage a Joan Miró
colour etching and carborndum 76.2 x 58.4 cm

1973 Jardin au clair de lune ( Hommage a Teriade )
colour lithograph on Arches paper 46 x 37.1 cm

1973 La Maternité
 bronze 157.5 x 191.8 x 177.8 cm
de Young Sculpture Garden, San Francisco, CA

1973 Maja Negra
colour etching, aquatint and carborundum 138 x 60.5 cm

1973 Ode to Joan Miró, mod 3
colour lithograph 104.1 x 76.8 cm

1973 Painting
oil and pencil on wood 18.7 x 12 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Personage
 bronze 43.8 x 31.1 x 34 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Personage
bronze 69.6 x 32.4 x 12 cm
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

1973 Poster for the film "Umbracle"
colour lithograph 74.5 x 56.2 cm

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