Joan Miró Composition 1947

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Artwork details

Artist
Joan Miró 1893–1983
Title
Composition
Date 1947
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 127 x 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P77064
Not on display

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Joan Miró made the small Composition at Stanley William Hayter’s famous printing studio, Atelier 17, in New York in 1947. It extends some of the artist’s earlier imagery, particularly the moon and the truncated woman. It also shows the emergence of amoebic shapes that Miró first developed on this American trip and became typical of his subsequent imagery.

July 2011

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