Illustrating the playful nature in Miró’s work, this piece portrays an abstract study of line and color. Utilizing multiple techniques, this work is boldly designed with expressive lines and bright eye-catching colors.
Created in 1964, this original color etching and aquatint is printed on Rives vellum paper and signed by Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered 35/50 in pencil in the lower left; printed by Maeght, Levallois-Perrot and published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.
Using the brush and splatter technique in tandem with color and line, the complex layering of tones and colors are encircled by a large, meandering line. Set on a rectangular format, the center of the sheet is full of tonal variation and depth created through overlapping colors. The grey at the very center sets off the dark blacks and bright red, yellow, blue and green circular and semi-transparent forms. The feeling of activity and motion is apparent in this piece, with the use of contrasting elements that eloquently capture the viewer’s attention.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, this work is set in a gold leaf frame. The brilliancy created when light illuminates the gilded moulding, accentuates the bright hues in this work. The details of the moulding, compliments the loose linear aspects of this piece. Completed with white linen wrapped mattes and a mat ching inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas cover.