JOAN MIRO "LA MÉLODIE ACIDE IV", 1980
Joan Miró is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is renowned internationally as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist.
Miró’s works, which are often at the intersection of Surrealism and abstraction, began receiving international attention in the 1920’s. Miró had an incredibly prolific career and created artwork in an array of media until the time of his death in 1983.
A museum dedicated to his work, the Joan Miró Foundation, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981.
Miró developed a unique visual language by combining abstract elements, specific colors, and reoccurring motifs. His best known period of work began in the early 1960’s where he began receiving many public work commissions. His works are noted for their freshness, vitality and his palette.
In this edition from the series, La Mélodie Acide (1980) bold and vibrant brush strokes are accentuated by whisps of swirling grey lines. Miró’s work addressed nature, humanity and the cosmos, and this particular piece is a brilliant example of Miró’s connection to sound and momentum.
From the original portfolio, La Mélodie Acide (1980), IV features abstracted forms balanced with thin curls and negative space. Geometric forms, evocative of early abstraction, lead the tone throughout the work. The lithographic technique lends a richness to energetic hues while Miró’s signature line work creates a melodic expressiveness.
Printed as 7 series, numbered as IV/VII, this original lithograph was printed using the original plates for the portfolio La Mélodie Acide, published in January 1980. This series is printed on Japan Nacré paper, and signed by the artist's hand.
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“La mélodie acide IV"
Lithograph on Japan Nacré paper
From an edition of 7 (VII)
Signed by the artist on lower right
13.25”H 10”W (work)
24”H 21”W (framed)
Very good condition
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