Joan Miró Series II 1952

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Artwork details

Artist
Joan Miró 1893–1983
Title
Series II
Serie II
Date 1952
Medium Etching on paper
Dimensions Image: 377 x 455 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
P07900
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Odd creatures squirm and float among abstract forms in Miró’s print. They appear to be evolving within the fluid space of black and green. This amoebic quality was typical of Miró’s post-war imagery. The free-flowing drawing developed from his earlier engagement with Surrealist automatism. It also reflected his interest in the simple lines and colours of prehistoric art.

July 2011

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