L'Oiseau Mongol(272 views)
Description: Etching, aquatint and carborundum. Signed, lower right and annoted "HC".
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: An H.C., aside from the regular edition of 75 on Arches paper. This marvelous work draws us in with its vibrant green, bold black lines, and rich sense of texture conveyed through the use of carborundum. The entire composition is instilled with a sense of frenetic energy and animation, almost as if Miro had splashed paint onto the surface, instilling this print with a life all its own. Miro was part of the group that signed the first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924 and although his style was mostly associated with Surrealism, the artist cannot be said to have identified consistently with a single school. Rather, his artistic career may be characterized as one of persistent experimentation and a lifelong flirtation with non-objectivity. Miró's signature biomorphic forms, geometric shapes, and semi-abstracted objects are expressed in multiple media, from ceramics and engravings to large bronze installations. Miró's radical, inventive style was a critical contributor in the early twentieth-century avant-garde journey toward increasing and then complete abstraction.
Dimensions: 40 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches
Artist or Maker: Miro, Joan
Literature: Reference: M. 513
Medium: Etching & Aquatint & Carborundum