Joan Miro  

Master Lithographs from 1948
(1893 – 1983)

In 1948, the year he painted his celebrated mural in Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel, which is now installed outside the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Terrace Café, Joan Miró created 13 Lithographies, a portfolio of thirteen masterpiece prints. These black and white lithographs exhibit many of the playful, imaginative forms for which Miró is known. In these prints, highly abstracted linear figures cavort among his distinctive vocabulary of floating, ethereal shapes suggesting the landscape, sun, moon and stars.

Born in 1893 in Barcelona, Miró first visited Paris in 1920, where the influence of Dada and Surrealist writers and visual artists profoundly effected the development of his mature, dreamlike style of painting. He befriended an array of colleagues including Pablo Picasso, Tristan Tzara and Max Ernst. Except for the years of the Spanish civil war, Miró divided his time between France and Spain. Throughout his long prolific career he created paintings, prints, watercolors, pastels, collages and ceramic sculpture. His work is represented in the collections of major museums throughout the world. From the mid-1950s until the end of his life in 1983, he resided in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

 

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Album 13, Plate V, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate IV, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate XIII, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate XI, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
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Album 13, Plate X, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate III, 1948
Lithograph
22 x 17.75 inches
Edition of 75, 64/75
Framed: 30.5 x 26.5 inches
Album 13, Plate I, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate VII, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
22 x 17.75 inches
Framed: 30.5 x 26.5 inches
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Album 13, Plate IX, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate XII, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate VI, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches
Album 13, Plate VIII, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
22 x 17.75 inches
Framed: 30.5 x 26.5 inches
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Album 13, Plate II, 1948
Lithograph
Edition of 75, 64/75
17.75 x 22 inches
Framed: 26.5 x 30.5 inches