Today, let’s spend one minute in video with one of the greatest creators of the twentieth century: Joan Miró.
This original artist, with a new look and poetic pictorial language, seduces us with “Signs and figurations”, a work exhibited at the gallery, as part of GREEN, Spring palettes exhibition.
Joan Miró is one of the greatest creators of the twentieth century, original, with a new look and poetic pictorial language.
Signs and figurations (Signes et figurations) is part of an eponymous series that Miró also liked to nickname Graffiti on tar paper (Grafitti sur papier goudron).
While directing this series, Miró lead a happy life and enjoyed growing artistic success. Worried by the political turn of the surrounding world, his style was liberated and became wilder. He brought the biomorphic figures that constitute his language to life. With flat colors, Miró reconstructed a landscape that became surreal or even grotesque.
With the Signs and Figurations (Signes et figurations) series, Miró marked the beginning of a new style and moved even further away from figuration.
Joan MIRÓ (1907-1997)
Signes et figurations
14 December 1935
Watercolor and ink on paper
Signed lower right
Signed, dated and titled on the reverse
34 x 44 cm
– Jacques Tronche Gallery, Paris
– Waddington Galleries, Londres
– Private collection, Boston
– Private collection, New York
Jacques Dupin et Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, Joan Miró : Catalogue Raisonné. Drawings, 1901-1937, Volume I, Paris, 2008, n° 554, p. 268
Exhibition from March 14 to April 30, 2022
With works by
Geer van VELDE