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La Mesure du Temps
  • Joán Miró
    born: Barcelona, Spain ; died: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • La Mesure du Temps, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • color etching, aquatint, lithograph
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 199 x 158 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 381 x 282 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 7 13/16 x 6 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 x 11 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1963.0014

A large thin black spiral and a soft pink circle sits in the center of the composition and is surrounded by other random shapes. Three lines with small black balls at the ends and archs at their tips float above the spiral. A large unpside-down triangle that intersects with two horizontal lines and a red circle fills in the top right side. A yellow oval with wavy black lines and darker light black spots takes up the bottom left hand side. Thicker black lines are drawn across the bottom of the composition.