L'homme au balancier


Artist
Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893 – 1983)
Date
1969
Medium
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions
Sheet/image : 26 1/2 x 19 3/8 in. (67.31 x 49.21 cm)
Mat : 36 x 30 in. (91.44 x 76.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Orville C. Beattie
Object Number
1984.2.1

Label
This print depicts the face of a man wearing a hat on his head. Combining elements of Cubism and Surrealism, the image is so highly stylized that it verges on abstraction. Joan Miro was a pioneer in the fusion of different modern art movements. He split his time between Spain and France, but also had an enormous influence in the United States where he exhibited regularly from 1940 onwards. Miro’s artistic impact was magnified by his prolific use of the print medium to spread his distinctive style around the world. Over the course of his career, Miro created more than 1,000 prints along with an equal number of paintings, book illustrations and ceramics.

Object Type
Print