'Red and Black Series', Joan Miro  
  'Red and Black Series', Joan Miro

Joan Miró. Plate 6 from the Black and Red Series. 1938. Etching, 6 5/8 x 10 1/8" (16.8 x 25.8 cm) © 1998 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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The exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from CIBC World Markets.

The accompanying Web site and kiosks are supported by Linda and Bill Goldstein. Additional support for the kiosks is provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art and Elo TouchSystems.

Web site production credits: Charles Carrico, Program Design; Elaine Cohen, Producer; Kathryn Marsan, Designer; Deborah Wye, Author; Joe Hannan, Editor
  In 1938 the Spanish artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) created a landmark series of eight etchings in black and red. This Web site and the exhibition it accompanies celebrate The Museum of Modern Art's acquisition of an entire set of these etchings. The site, like the exhibition, is organized to explore several areas with impact on the significance of the Black and Red Series. These are: the learning process involved in the technique of etching; artistic currents of Surrealism, the prevailing artistic movement; the social and political effects of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39; and the specific imagery in Miro's art at this time.

In addition to providing an overview of the exhibition, this site offers animated demonstrations of Miro's creative process with printmaking.

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