Jacques Dupin touches upon this very point in his discussion of Miró's paintings from the the late 1950s and early 1960s: "In some cases, the artist stressed the power, the brutality of a summary, rough graphism, born of a single gesture and closely related to graffiti. In other cases, a few economical, light lines serve as counterpoint to the free play of splashes and spots of color. Seemingly contradictory, both approaches reflect a mistrust of the sign, a desire to eliminated calculated, fixed forms from his vocabulary so as to gain in spontaneity, directness, and a purer revelation of the act of painting" (Jacques Dupin, Miró, New York, 2003, p. 303).
This work was executed in 1958 for the cover of the book Los Encuentros by Vicente Aleixandre, the Spanish Nobel Prize-winning poet.
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