Joan Miró, Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968|
|Reference:||Cramer 123, Maeght 581|
|Series:||Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph with Hand Applied Water-Color and Crayon on Japon nacré paper.|
|Image:||19 1/2 in x 15 in (49.5 cm x 38 cm)|
|Sheet:||19 1/2 in x 15 in (49.5 cm x 38 cm)|
|Framed:||21 1/4 in x 26 5/8 in (54 cm x 67.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100. Published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona and printed by Mourlot, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Joan Miró’s Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 combines poetic lyricism with artistic interpretation. Based on the written work of Juan Perucho and 8 ancient Catalonian texts, the lithograph plays with character and story-telling. This art work also honors Miró’s Catalonian heritage. Bold black lines of brushed ink speed across the composition layered over the image. Against the speckled patterns of verdant green, red, blue, and yellow, the black ink makes a stark juxtaposition. Large markings reminiscent of arrows thriving in an upwards motion create a euphoria of elevation. Known for automatism and abstract symbols, Joan Miró takes the written work of Juan Perucho and reinterprets in an artistic rendition. Quirky and eccentric but sophisticated all at once, this masterpiece has the ability to satisfy your soul.
Created in 1968, Les Essències de la Terra is a lithograph with hand-coloring on Japon nacré paper and is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 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. Cramer, Patrick. Joan Miró, The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné, Patrick Cramer: Geneva, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 123.
2. Maeght Éditeur, Joan Miró Lithographs Vol. III 1964-1969, listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 579.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.