Joan Miró, La mesure du temps (The Measure of Time), 1960
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||La mesure du temps (The Measure of Time), 1960|
|Image:||7 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in (20 cm x 16 cm)|
|Sheet:||12 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (32.4 cm x 25.1 cm)|
|Framed:||23 7/16 in x 21 7/16 in (59.5 cm x 54.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left. Aside from the edition of 30; Published and printed by Maeght éditeur, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Joan Miro (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Also signed in the plate in the lower left.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Joan Miró La Mesure du Temps (The Measure of Time), 1960 is a fascinating composition of colorful splashes and hieroglyph-like forms that evoke the mystery of prehistoric cave paintings. The bold spiral that rules the middle of the piece keeps the viewer’s eye moving in an entrancing circle, presenting an abstract world of shapes that are both familiar and obscure. Floating in thin air, forms that are reminiscent of musical notes appear in the upper left and towards the entire right side of the paper. Much like an artistic representation of a song, these abstract musical notes seem as if they are dancing along the surface of the paper. There is a child-like wonder and expression to this beautiful work. Colorful splashes of blue, red, pink, orange, and accents of green, mark this wonderful work of art as playful to marvel at. Miró, an ever so creative and highly animated artist, produces a metaphorical world of fantasy.
Created in 1960, Joan Miró La Mesure du Temps (The Measure of Time), 1960 is a color aquatint. Hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left. This work is also signed in the plate in the lower left. This work is published and printed by Maeght éditeur, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miro La Mesure du Temps (The Measure of Time), 1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonné and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver Vol I 1928-1960. New York: Rizzoli. 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 285.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, La Mesure du Temps (The Measure of Time), 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.