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    how did he make it

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Thank you for your question. The plate is a colored lithography. The technique for this specific medium involves a drawing with greasy chalk or ink on a flat surface. After 24 hours, the drawing is removed, yet the grease has been absorbed by the plate. The plate will be wettened, after which the greasy parts of the plate stay dry because of the repellent quality of grease. The artists can then apply the colors and print the drawing on a sheet of paper.


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Title Untitled
Material and technique Coloured lithography
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 450 mm
Width 598 mm
Artists Kunstenaar: Joan Miró
Uitgever: Maeght éditeur
Accession number MB 1974/35 (PK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1974
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1974
Age artist About 80 years old
Coloured lithography > Lithography > Manual > Planographic printing > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Joan Miró

Montroig 1893 - Palma de Mallorca 1983

In the 1920s, Joan Miró moved from Spain to Paris, where he came into contact with André Breton and other surrealist artists. Miró saw a direct relationship...

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