Miro (Compact)

Miro (Compact)

by Jacques Dupin
     
 

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Jacques Dupin, esteemed French poet and Miró’s friend and collaborator since 1956, is the ultimate authority on the artist. He has organized numerous exhibitions devoted to the artist, and he presides over the association for the protection of his work.See more details below

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Jacques Dupin, esteemed French poet and Miró’s friend and collaborator since 1956, is the ultimate authority on the artist. He has organized numerous exhibitions devoted to the artist, and he presides over the association for the protection of his work.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this superb critical-biographical study marking the centenary of Miro's birth, French art critic Dupin, who was a friend of the Catalan painter, peers behind the ``elaborately cultivated delirium'' of his playfully exuberant canvases to find pessimism, mystery, anxiety and foreboding. Miro's meticulously detailed ``enchanted realism'' (1918-1920) scarcely foretold his sudden plunge into the realm of fantasy. Surreal, automatist dreamscapes gave way to the ``savage paintings'' of 1934-1938, full of monsters, tortured flesh and screams, which prefigured humanity's descent into bestiality. His pure, pullulating Constellations series, made in a tiny Normandy village just before the outbreak of WW II, is a refuge from a world gone mad. Miro's fertile imagination constantly renewed itself over the next four decades as he explored a vast repertory of forms and signs. This substantial revision and enlargement of a 1962 monograph includes valuable new chapters on Miro's sculpture, ceramics, prints, tapestries, murals and poetry. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Devoted to the multifaceted life and art of Joan Miro (1893-1983), this is a revised edition of a monumental work first published in 1961. Dupin, who collaborated with the artist in the production of his late prints, expanded and revised his original text in 1993 to include Miro's life and work up to his death in 1983. However, little aside from small additions to the bibliography seems to have been added to this 2004 edition. Reprinted to overlap with an exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the book happens to coincide with the release of Dupin's latest installment in the catalogue raisonn of Miro's paintings (Volume 6, 1976-1981, Lelong, Paris, 2004). Dupin's 1993 edition of Miro belongs in all libraries that support 20th-century art, but this new edition is largely redundant and should be purchased only by libraries lacking the earlier editions.-Kraig A. Binkowski, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080201010
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,326,737
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.45(d)

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