Cercle Rouge

Accession Number

Cercle Rouge

Joan Miró

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

5 3/16 in x 9 1/2 in (13.18 cm x 24.13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of J. Frederick Hoffman

Subject matter
Miro began creating lithographs fairly late in his career, creating his first color lithographs in 1948. Here we see the same bright colors and abstract forms found in his earlier Surrealist work but more relaxed and soft. 

Physical Description
This bright, abstract print includes a red ring in the upper right corner which overlaps a larger yellow ring.  There are splotches of light green and black dots. Black and pink intersecting lines are layered over the rings. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Abstract (fine arts style)
Spanish (culture or style)
color lithographs
rings (object genres)

2 Related Resources

Spanish Avant-Garde
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
#4 Gestalt Principles
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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