This is a lithograph Arches paper from artist Joan Miro titled "Revolutions I". This piece is from the Atelier Mourlot Suite in year 1975
This lithograph is unsigned ased issued. This piece was published as part part of an unnumbered, limited edition suite of Atelier Mourlot. The paper measures approximately 14.75"h x 10.25"w.
Joan Miro (1893 - 1983) was a Spanish born painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He achieved artistic notoriety for his work because it was seen as a glimpse into the fertile sub-conscience mind and was often labeled surrealism, a classification that Miro objected. He objected any type of classification of his art preferring to allow it to take any shape or form it chose. He was from a family of goldsmiths and watchmakers which may play a part in his flat use of line and color. Miro was a part of the Generation of '27, a group of artists and poets most of which were murdered by Franco at during the Spanish Civil war. Miro was one of a few to escape and he came to America. He pioneered what is known as automatic drawing, or drawing from the subconscious mind and although often labeled as a Surrealist he rejected that classification because he pursued his own interests in the art world, ranging from automatic drawing and surrealism, to expressionism and Color Field painting. He famously declared an "assassination of painting" rejecting academic painting techniques as being bourgeois.