Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Grave sur le givre I, 1972

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Etching and aquatint in colours on Arches paper
Plate: 57.6 x 48 cm (22.5 x 18.9 in)
Sheet: 89.9 x 61.9 cm (35.4 x 24.4 in)
Frame: 100.3 x 80 cm (39.5 x 31.5 in)
HC outside main edition of 50
Signed and numbered on recto
Printed and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris

Catalogue Raisonné: Dupin, Jacques, Miro Engraver, Vol. II, New York: Rizzoli, 1989, pg. 192, no. 551

Delicate in both nature and form, Grave sure le givre I is the first of 3 variations on the same composition. Translated to mean 'engraved on frost', its fine lines compliment the lozenges and bursts of coloUr to create a contemplative and introspective work.

Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893- 1983) was a prolific painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramicist. In 1911, after a terrible attack of typhoid fever, the artist devoted his practice entirely to painting. His early work was influenced by Catalonian art and Roman fresco while his later paintings were characterized by Catalan culture and Surrealism.

Miró’s influence as an artist is far reaching, inspiring the art of the American Abstract Expressionist artists such as Calder, Pollock, and Rothko.

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