JOAN MIRO La Criatura from La Melodie Acide XVIII, 1980
Artist: Joan Miro
Title: La Criatura from La Melodie Acide XVIII
Paper Size: 13 x 10 inches ( 33.02 x 25.4 cm )
Image Size: 8.5 x 6.25 inches ( 21.59 x 15.875 cm )
Edition Size: 1500
Condition: A: Mint
Additional Details: Print from the portfolio La Melodie Acide which includes 14 lithographs on 13 x 10 inch arches paper, plate signed, and hand numbered out of 1500. Melodie Acide (Acid Melody, 1980), has been reproduced as a series of 14 Lithographs within a catalogue raisonné. In this series, a single form provides the leading tone throughout each print. The forms are melodious and colorful, scribbled and swabbed - while balanced with the acidity of the lithography technique which sinks into the plate and gives rich form to the colors. Further, as we know Miro, there is a fresh and simple balance between the striking colors and the dark, between the thickness of the black swabs of paint and the whimsical pencil curls, the attempt at geometry and the circular. These playful pieces are at once abstract and figurative.