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Joan Miró, L'Enragé (The Enraged), 1967

Artist: Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)
Title:L'Enragé (The Enraged), 1967
Reference:Dupin 427
Medium:Color Etching Aquatint
Sheet:35 ¼ in x 24 in (89.5 cm x 61 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 published by Maeght Publisher, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Joan Mirò (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma De Maiorca, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6860

Historical Description

This work, entitled L'Enragé (The Enraged), showcases Joan Mirò’s skill with using color and shape to create a composition that is both balanced and captivating. Using his classic thick black lines to form abstract shapes in the center of the canvas, Mirò counteracts the heaviness of this choice by leaving the background of the upper part of the composition white. With pops of primary red, blue, yellow and just a peek of rich green, the viewer’s eye bounces around the work, soaking in every detail. This work is full of emotion, as the title suggests, and has a dark heaviness to the composition. The bottom third of the work is shaded black and pulls the eye down, like an anchor. The markings Mirò made towards the top of the piece draw the gaze up and out of the work, like energy being expelled forcefully. The feeling of simultaneously being dragged down and held back by anger and yet exploding with rage at the same time is expressed through Mirò’s artistic choices in this work. L'Enragé (The Enraged) is an incredible example of Joan Mirò’s depth and genius with translating emotions into shape and color.

Created in 1967, this color etching and aquatint is hand-signed by Joan Mirò (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma De Maiorca, 1983) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 75, published by Maeght Publisher, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Mirò L'Enragé (The Enraged), 1967 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés 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 Volume II 1961-1973. NewYork: Rizzoli, 1989. Illustrated on page 90, reference number 427.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Mirò, L'Enragé (The Enraged), 1967 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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