|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Femme, Lune, Etoile (Woman, Moon, Stars), 1963|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph with Pochoir Hand Coloring|
|Image Size:||19 5/8 in x 24 3/4 in (49.7 cm x 62.7 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||25 5/8 in x 33 in (65.1 cm x 83.8 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 30 5/8 in x 35 3/4 in (77.8 cm x 90.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin; Published by Maeght, Paris with their blindstamp in the lower left.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Designed with lyrical lines and playful characters, Joan Miró Woman, Moon, Stars, 1949 illustrates the artist’s expressive use of color and line. Curious figures emerge from seemingly arbitrary lines and colorful shapes. A vibrant green eye reveals the female shape that Miro alludes to in the title. The background of earthy ochre and mauve allows the linear and solid figures to stand out in strong contrast, and creates a textural and tactile experience. Miro scholar Jacques Dupin discusses the works from this period: “The spirit does not, to him, exist alone or prior to things. It emanates from them. What expresses it on the canvas, its vehicle – the play of line and color, the plastic values and rhythm – must similarly emanate from a progressive animation of the materials, from the living, emotionally inspiring substance that is the ground…Actually these paintings constitute (though this has never been said before) one of the most important ‘series’ in this artist’s work.” (Dupin 393)
Created in 1963, derived from Miro’s 1949 oil painting, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin, this piece is also remarkable for the pochoir hand coloring evident throughout the work. The pochoir coloring is most vivid in large areas of ruby red and crisp white that circulate throughout the lithograph, adding a further layer of depth and beauty to the work.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Femme, Lune, Etoile (Woman, Moon, Stars), 1963 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 final sale of the work).
1. Eaux-fortes et Lithographies Originales – Estampes à Tirage Limité et Justifié. Maeght Editeur, 1963. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1726.
2. Dupin, Jacques, Joan Miró, Life and Work. The original painting is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 732 on pg 416.
3. Dupin, Jacques and Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró Catalogue raisonné. Paintings, Vol III: 1942-1955, 2001. The original painting is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 840 on pg 143.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Joan Miró Femme, Lune, Etoile (Woman, Moon, Stars), 1963 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.