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Miroir du Poète

Accession Number
1962/2.36

Title
Miroir du Poète

Artist(s)
Jacques Villon

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1960

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
14 3/4 in x 11 1/16 in (37.47 cm x 28.1 cm);19 1/4 in x 14 5/16 in (48.89 cm x 36.35 cm);14 3/4 in x 11 1/16 in (37.47 cm x 28.1 cm);5 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in (13.97 cm x 11.43 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
This print was an illustration for a work of poetry by Max Jacob, À poèmes rompus. This is an example of Villon's later work, much of which consisted of illustrations for books and collections. In this print, Villon's earlier ties to Cubism and abstraction are visible in the use of non-representational shapes of color that are layered to give some sense of depth, yet are still morphous enough to suggest an elegant lyricism.

Physical Description
This print consists of numerous abstracted splotches of color on a primarily grey background. Blues and blacks predominate in the lower areas and reds, oranges, and yellows in the upper. Green appears as punctuation in a few spots. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
artists' books (books)
etching (printing process)
illustrations (layout features)
modern and contemporary art

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