Joan Miró, L'Astre du Marécage (The Marshland Star), 1967
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||L'Astre du Marécage (The Marshland Star), 1967|
|Medium:||Aquatint on Mandeure rag paper|
|Image:||41 in x 28 1/8 in (104 cm x 71.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||41 in x 28 1/8 in (104 cm x 71.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from an edition of 75.|
|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.|
Joan Miró’s L'Astre du Marécage, 1967 exemplifies the line work and elegant compositions that characterize the iconic style of Miró’s oeuvre. A crimson ring stands out among the predominantly black and gray color palette of the work, encasing a circular black form and another ring of bright green. Above and below this abstract focal point, thick lines in varying saturations of black create a swirling sense of movement throughout the composition. Miró once said, “The simplest things give me ideas,” which attests to the way he uses abstracted forms to build visually pleasing compositions like the one in L'Astre du Marécage, 1967. Visual balance is achieved by juxtaposing thick and thin lines, bold and neutral colors, and varying circular shapes. The black curved line at the bottom left of the composition is mirrored by the line on the bottom right, which curves in the opposing direction but is rendered in a washed out black that likens it to a shadow. The light spray of faded black across the spread of shapes and lines brings the disparate parts of the composition together. The skill with which Miró executed in L'Astre du Marécage, 1967 also demonstrates the artist’s masterful handling of aquatint, printmaking technique that uses acid to create imprints on the printing plate and creates impressions that hold the ink to be printed onto paper.
Created in 1967, Joan Miró’s L'Astre du Marécage, 1967 is an aquatint on Mandeure rag paper. This work is hand-signed by Joan Miró in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from an edition of 75.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró’s L'Astre du Marécage, 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. Joan Miró Lithographs, Vol. 2, 1961-1973. Paris: Maeght Editeur, 1977. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 426 on pg. 89.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró’s L'Astre du Marécage, 1967 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.