miro books at art and culture center
Post #491 • March 11, 2005, 9:53 AM • 12 Comments
There's an important and handsome show of Miró books up at the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood that opened last weekend, and it's worth a visit. It turns out that books provide a well-suited format for Miró's abstracted critters, and that printmaking media lend his surfaces an air of resolve that one doesn't always see in his paintings. Mostly he supplied images to accompany texts by surrealist poets (Prévert, Tzara, et al.) but there is also a copy of his rendition of St. Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Sun for which his friendly geometries and primary colors are apropos.
Images courtesy the Art & Culture Center.