Reference: M. 1726
Condition: Magnificent large work, rich and fresh colors with pochoir, excellent condition.
Historical Description: Designed with lyrical lines and playful characters, this work 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 Miró 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. Miró 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)
Derived from Miró's 1949 oil painting, this original color lithograph with pochoir is hand-signed by Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1893 - Palma, 1983) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered 108/300 in pencil in the lower left margin, this piece is also remarkable for the pochoir hand coloring evident throughout the work. The pochoir (known as hand 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.