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In Les Essencies de la Terra we see the distillation of form to the most economical of pictorial means. Executed with the technical assurance and calligraphic boldness perfected by Miró in the latter decades of his career, Les Essencies de la Terra shows Miro’s style verging between figuration and abstraction. By utilising negative space in conjunction with bright colours, the artist creates a sensation of monumentality and universality within the composition. ‘I always feel the need to achieve the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means… A modelled form is less surprising than a form as yet un-modelled. Without modelling or chiaroscuro, the depth is unlimited: movement can be extended to infinitude. Little by little I have managed to reach a point at which I use no more than a small number of forms and colours (quoted in Perucho, Joan Miró y Cataluña, Barcelona, 1968, pp. 238-46).
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