Miró was a prolific print-maker throughout his life, receiving many awards for his work in this medium including the Venice Biennale print-making prize in 1954. It was through the medium of print that Miró gave voice to his fantastic universe of signs and symbols; Miró was able to create a magical world populated by strange configurations in vivid colours.
Throughout his career Miró remained true to the basic Surrealist principle of releasing the creative forces of the unconscious mind from the control of logic and reason. He stood apart from other members of the Surrealist movement producing innovations in the field of abstraction while using none of the superficial devices of some of the other Surrealists. Much of his work has a delightful touch of playfulness although he was also able to produce work of a more somber or savage quality like that inspired by the Spanish Civil War.
This selling exhibition will comprise work from a number of well-known and lesser-known editions, including Les Pénalités de l’Enfer, Cartones, Le Courtisan Grotesque and Maravillas Variacionas Acrósticas en el Jardin de Miró.
Miró: Original Lithographs and Etchings will run until 10 April 2016.
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