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Maker(s):Miró, Joan (after)
Culture:Spanish (1893-1983)
Title:The Mauve of the Moon Covers the Green of the Frog (Le Mauve de la Lune Couvre le Vert de la Grenouille)
Date Made:1952
Materials:color lithograph
Measurements:sheet: 25 3/16 in x 19 in; 64.0 cm x 48.3 cm; image: 16 5/16 in x 12 5/8 in; 41.4 cm x 32.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1996.54
Credit Line:Bequest of Samuel B. Cummings (Class of 1926)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

After a painting of the same title (1951); the lithograph was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris.

Label Text:
Like Matta, Joan Miró was a member of the Surrealist movement and shared the group’s active interest in modern science and astronomy. Moonscape shares many formal similarities with Mirós earlier series Constellations (1939–1941), which employs cosmic elements such as the moon, sun, and stars to create fantastical figurative shapes, projecting familiar forms onto the great unknown universe.

abstract; shape; lines; text

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