Une Telle Et Son Petit Mari

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Joan Miró

Spanish, 1893 - 1983

Une Telle et son petit mari, 1970

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Etching, aquatint, and carborundum on paper

Dimensions: 26 × 19 1/2 in. (66 × 49.5 cm)

Gift of the family of Carroll W. Driggett, 2001.16

Une Telle et son Petit Mari exhibits many of the formal elements for which Miró’s art is known; the composition is made up of sinuous, organic lines, and bright colors, and the subject matter is whimsical and abstract, but not wholly nonobjective. The artist’s hand is very evident in the bold black lines that form the central shape. The shape appears very organic, without regular, geometric lines. It is, however, controlled and not created spontaneously, unlike the Surrealist technique of automatic drawing. Though Miró was interested in automatism, he preferred to carefully work out his compositions. Like many Surrealists, Miró’s art possesses a dreamlike quality, and he is known for minimizing forms in his art into symbols and pictograms.

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