Joan Miró, Print, Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968
|Artist:||Joan Miró (1893 - 1983)|
|Title:||Print, Les Essències de la Terra (The Essences of the Land), 1968|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph with Hand-Applied Water Color and Crayon|
|Image:||15 in x 12 3/8 in (39 cm x 31 cm)|
|Sheet:||19 5/8 in x 14 in (49.8 cm x 35.6 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 26 in x 33 in (66.04 cm x 83.82 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left margin. 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 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. In the center is a curious figure, with big eyes and limbs extending in all directions. The figure is encircled by a crisp, blue border. Above the figure is a bold red stroke, adding a sense of movement to the entire scene. The artist hand-colored the work using watercolor and crayon, it is this personal touch which ensures its value.
Created in 1968, this color lithograph with hand-applied water color and crayon is hand signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left margin, published by Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona and printed by Mourlot, Paris.
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:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Joan Miró Les Essències de la Terra, 1968 is presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.