Joan Miró - Été

MIRÓ, Joan - Été, Lithograph.jpg
MIRÓ, Joan - Été, Lithograph.jpg

Joan Miró - Été


Joan Miró
Été, 1938
Signed in plate
35.2 x 26 cm (image)

This work is signed in the plate by the artist and comes framed. The price includes professional packing and recorded delivery at £35.00. To ask about collecting this artwork, please contact us on 0191 261 4465.

Between 1937 and 1960, art critic Tériade commissioned some of the most prominent figures of the contemporary French art scene to produce lithographs for his luxury art journal Verve. Only 38 issues were ever published, each one richly illustrated with original prints editioned at the renowned Atelier Fernand Mourlot.

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art and Romanesque church frescoes of his native Catalan region in Spain to 17th-century Dutch realism were eventually superseded by more contemporary ones: Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism captivated the young artist, who had relocated to Paris in 1921.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

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