Jacques Dupin, esteemed French poet and Miro'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.Jacques Dupin, esteemed French poet and Miro'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.Read Less
6. pp. 479. Physical desc. : 479 p. : ill. (some col. ), ports.; 34 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject: Miro, Joan (1893-1983). Painters--Spain--Biography. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new and still in the publisher's protective shrink-wrap. Enclosed in publisher's pictorial slipcase.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-02-07 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.)
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