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Preparatifs d'Oiseaux IV(177 views)
Description: Etching and aquatint. Signed lower right and numbered 23/75.
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: The bird is a key element in Miro's cosmic imagination. It represents the conflict between earthly and aerial elements and the precarious balance between the two. Preparatifs d'Oiseaux hints both at the anxiety and the ideals of freedom the avant garde's march to abstration represented. The caged bird behind it is faced with an open door, but has not yet flown. 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.
Provenance: Private Collection, FL; Lauren Bacall Collection
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.75 inches
Artist or Maker: Miro, Joan
Literature: Reference: M 368