JOAN MIRO

20th Century Artists
Bath

In the album ‘Le Lézard aux plumes d’or’ Miro combines the images
with a ‘free form poem’. Taking his inspiration from Mallarmé and
Apollinaire, Miró abolishes the distinction between calligraphy and
spontaneity. The title ‘Le Lézard aux plumes d’or’ evokes the ‘pompous
mythological metamorphosis’ of reptiles. Miro’s lizard lives surreal
adventures bringing the sun back into the sky whilst avoiding the
crescent moon contained within kabbalistic symbols.

Le Lezard aux plumes d'or (M 794)

Le Lezard aux plumes d'or (M 794)

JOAN MIRO

Lithograph in colours on Japon
Signed in pencil and inscribed
Plate: 34 x 48.3 cm
Sheet: 41 x 56 cm

Reference: Mourlot 794, Cramer 148
Literature: "Un oeillet rouge Éclate Brilliant Sur le bout d'un parapluie porté par Un merlan à queue de perroquet Couché sur la neige Rosé" Translated: A red carnation, Brilliant, At the tip of an umbrella held by, A whiting with the tail of a parrot, Hidden beneath the pink, Snow."Deux grandes dames minces habillées en noir une longue plume de canari au chapeau sortent du concert". Translated: Two tall thin society ladies dressed in black with a long canary feather in their hats leave the concert.
Published by: Published by Louis Broder, Paris
Printed by: Printed by Mourlot, Paris

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