This is a collection of sample prints to be used for teaching ARTDES 235 at Stamps by Kate Rubin

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Murderous Landscape (Paysage meurtrier)

Accession Number

Murderous Landscape (Paysage meurtrier)

Joan Miró

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
soft-ground etching on paper

16 7/16 in x 11 ¾ in (41.75 cm x 29.85 cm);14 ⅜ in x 19 3/10 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Florence L. Stol

Label copy
In the early 1930s Miró met the Cubist painter and printmaker Louis Marcoussis, who initiated him into the art of etching, engraving, and drypoint. In 1938 Miró created about twenty intaglio prints in the latter’s studio at the foot of Montmartre; the plates were printed on the press in the atelier Lacourière at the top of the hill. The present print and Skyline, which hangs nearby, belong to this succession of works, which represent an extended experiment in Surrealist printmaking. Most of the prints were jointly published by gallerists Pierre Loeb, Paris, and Pierre Matisse (son of Henri), New York.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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modern and contemporary art

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