The Scalding Sun
Original etching, aquatint, and carborundum, in colours, 1969, on Arches paper, signed by the artist in pencil
Published by : Maeght éditeur, Paris,
Printed by: Atelier Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Edition: 75 - Besides the editioned works there were also some signed and numbered HC copies
- Dupin, Jacques. Miró Engraver, vol. II , Rizzoli: New York, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 518 on page 166
2. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Miró - l'œuvre graphique, Paris, 1974. Listed in this catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 164.
Size: Sheet: 41 ⅜”” x 27 ⅜” in. (105. x 69.5 cm.), Plate : 38 ¾” x 23 ⅜” (98.5 x 59.5 cms)
Note: A luminous red orb drifts above whimsical forms and colourful layers in this stunning, large-scale work. Miró is known for his great innovation and experimentation in the printmaking medium, and this work stands as proof of his immense talent as a printmaker. Combining the printing techniques of etching, aquatint, and carborundum within a single print, Miró creates a richly textured and boldly coloured masterpiece. As its title suggests, this work emanates with a warmth and energy that is sure to brighten the spirits of those who view it. Soleil Ébouillanté (The Scalding Sun) is representative of Miró at his best, and as such, it is one of the most desirable and awe-inspiring prints of his artistic oeuvre.
Condition: Strong impression with light toning throughout.
Category Joan Miro