JOAN MIRO "PAROLES PEINTES III" ETCHING, 1967
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 1920s. Miró had an incredibly prolific career and created artwork in an array of media until the time of his death in 1983.
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 1960s when he began receiving many public work commissions. His works are noted for their freshness, vitality, and palette.
This etching was created for the series titled "Paroles Peintes". Published by O. Lazar-Vernet between 1962-1975, this collection paired previously unpublished poems by renowned poets with accompanying etchings by the likes of Miró, Motherwell, and Calder, among others.
"Paroles Peintes III" features Miró's signature line-work, automatism and unique visual language, making this work instantly recognizable as his own. Often referencing the cosmos and nature, this work is rich with cosmic symbolism and Miró’s signature simplified, biomorphic forms.
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“Paroles Peintes III"
Etching on pearl Japan / Richard-de-Bas paper
From an edition of 50 (35 examples in sanguine)
Signed and numbered by the artist on lower right
15"H 11"W (sheet)
25.25"H 20.5"W (framed)
Very good condition
Published by O. Lazar-Vernet, Paris.
Note: Sanguine is a very rare monochromatic etching realized in a copper / rust colored ink.
Literature: "Miro Engravings: Vol. 2 (1961-1973)" pg. 105
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