Femmes et oiseau devant la lune

Laurels Number One

Femmes et oiseau devant la lune

1947

Part of a set. See all set records

Joan Miró

(Spanish, 1893-1983)

Laurels Gallery

published by

Relief etching

Support: Original pasteboard portfolios. Inside folders of handmade paper and hand printing by Douglas Howell

Sheet: 22 x 22.5 cm (8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Alma and Robert D. Milne Fund 1998.183.a

Description

A commission to paint a mural for a Cincinnati hotel brought Paris-based Surrealist Miró to the United States for nine months in 1947. He settled in New York and alternated his time working in his rented studio and making prints at Atelier 17. In contrast to etchings he had produced earlier in France, Woman and Bird in front of the Moon used a “deep bite” technique, whereby the printing plate was left in acid for an extended time to create broad shapes with heavy outlines.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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