Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Lot 98 Details
Joan Miró (1893 - 1983), Spanish
PL. 9 (FROM MARAVILLAS CON VARIACIONES ACRÓSTICAS EN EL JARDIN DE MIRÓ), 1975 [MAEGHT, 1059; CRAMER BOOKS, 211]
Colour lithograph; signed and numbered 22/75 in pencil. Published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona.
Sheet 21" x 29.5" — 53.3 x 74.9 cm.
Albert White Gallery, Toronto;
Although Miro adopted printmaking at a late stage of his career, he was constantly looking at new ways to work within this medium. Inspired by the landscape of his garden, Miro’s imagination runs wild in the most abstract way; these simplified forms become iconic of the artist’s late work and showcase his growing confidence as a printmaker.
Playing with a myriad of textures, in Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrósticas en el Jardin de Miro, 1975 Miró creates vignettes giving the print a paint and coloured pencil application, each shape different to the next. In Spanish “Maravillas”, wonders (in English) of the garden - a self-contained ecosystem that brings together plants, insects and animals – the mixture of life is perfectly represented by the variety of forms that intermingle freely in Miró’s abstract interpretation. The various organic shapes are drawn from Miró’s dedication to primary colours of blacks, greens, reds and greens exhibited throughout his oeuvre. Softening the work are large transparent splashes of sepia-coloured circles, bringing earthy sentiments to this natural paradise.