Joan Miro - Partie de Campagne IV

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Original Etching and aquatint in colours, 1967, on Mandeure rag paper, signed by the artist in pencil

Published by: Maeght, Paris, with full margins, framed.

Printed by: Arte Adrien Maeght, Paris

Size: Plate 23 x 36 1/2 inches; 584 x 927 mm, Sheet 29 1/4 x 41 inches;

Edition:  /75. There were also some signed HC copies

Note: This was part of a series of 5 etchings made in 1967

Relaying a sense of celebration and joy, this large, vibrantly coloured print instantly commands the attention of a room. In a whimsical frenzy of line and colour shades of blue, green, orange, and red appear as if airbrushed on, with brighter, thicker applications of colour in the center and lighter specks of colour towards their outer rims, as if they are surrounded in a soft halo of colour. Black lines race around the canvas speaking to Miró's private language of stars and figures. One finds it difficult to focus on a single component of this wonderfully captivating work, as each figure appears strikingly unique yet interacts perfectly with those around it.

Reference: Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, Vol. II 1961-1973, New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 433 on pg. 95.