L'Equarressier à L'ouvrage (The Wood-Squarer At Work)

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Joan Miró

Spanish, 1893 - 1983

L'Equarressier à l'ouvrage (The Wood-Squarer at Work), 1968

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Color lithograph on paper

Dimensions: 24 × 23 in. (61 × 58.4 cm)

Gift of Marion L. Driggett in memory of Carroll W. Drigget, 1998.15

Spanish artist Joan Miró was already a well-known painter who had a distinctive style with dark outlines, organic shapes, and bold colors before he started making prints. He explored printmaking as a medium because he wanted to try to go further than painting, which in his opinion “sets itself a narrow aim.” Printmaking became a vital part of his art and he experimented with a broad variety of techniques. He saw endless possibilities in his lithographs. He stated, “A painting is a unique example for a single collector. But if I pull 75 examples, I increase by 75 times the number of people who can own a work of mine. I increase the reach of my message 75 times.” Printmaking allowed him to share his bold, fantastical compositions to many people over his long career.

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