Joan Miro (1893 - 1983)
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Title: Poster for the Opening of the Mourlot Atelier in New York Medium: Original Lithograph, 1967, in colours, on Rives Vellum (watermarked) paper, signed by the artist in pencil
The Maeght Catalogue Raisonee calls for an edition of 125. We have, however, seen many examples this item selling through principal auction houses in stated editions of just 60. We conclude from this that the catalogue is in error.
Size: Paper size: 29 inches high, 21.5 inches wide
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris
Published by: Mourlot Freres
Note: This was published to commemorate the opening of the new Master Printers Atelier in New York at 115 Bank Street in 1967. It is a modified “before the lettering” lithograph made of the poster on better paper, with wide margins and signed and numbered. Mourlot Frères was one of the greatest printmaking Ateliers in Paris.
Maeght: “Joan Miro Lithographs” Volume III (Catalogue Raisonne) - no. 512 , pages 111/112
gouache on paper mounted on canvas
"I wanted with all my heart to paint the drama of my country, to disturb the dreams of my exploiters." #cubism#surrealism#cubanart#cubanartist
A deeper awareness of our perception is revealed when we begin to understand that we do not observe objects in space from one point, but through consciousness in space. We have to learn to ‘be’ space. The Cubists realised that we are not merely stereopticons and any real form of observation must happen in time and space (seeing is a 4-dimensional encounter) and that these ‘two’ concepts are inseparable. Cubism, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned, heralded a truly revolutionary and meditative way of engaging with reality.
Notice how Rothko’s large colour field paintings resemble, to some extent, what we ’see’ when we close our eyes and continue looking (towards the inside of our eyelids). This wasn’t unintentional. Rothko was a spiritual and intellectual artist and thought very deeply about meaning in art and what art was for. It is commonly accepted that small paintings are more intimate than large ones, but Rothko felt that actually it was the reverse. Small paintings actually tend to exclude the viewer, to some extent, by the very nature of their ‘object-ness’ and their specifically defined perimeters, but large paintings, especially the really large colour fields that he was making, extend outside of our peripheral vision and include the viewer, embracing us in a shimmering field of light. S.D.
Cubism: An early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, later, collage.
Stereopticon: A slide projector that combines two images to create a three-dimensional effect, or makes one image dissolve into another.
Stereopsis: Is a term that is most often used to refer to the perception of depth and 3-dimensional structure obtained on the basis of visual information deriving from two eyes by individuals with normally developed binocular vision.
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