JOAN MIRO "DEMAND D'EMPOLI", ETCHING, 1960
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 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 vibrant palette.
Miró’s signature line work and palette merge playful whimsy with Surrealism in this early etching. "Demand d'Empoli (III)" embodies Miró’s rebellion against traditional painting and the bourgeoise society that nourished it. His own visual language shines through and is instantly recognizable. Often referencing the cosmos and nature, this work is rich with cosmic symbolism and Miró’s signature simplified, biomorphic forms.
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“Demand d'Empoli (III)"
Etching and drypoint in colors on wove paper
Numbered in pencil on lower left
From an edition of 75
15”H 21.5”W (work)
Very good condition
Note: this work is sold unframed
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