A Short Biography Of Joan Miró

Miró’s work has been interpreted as Surrealism; a sandbox for the subconscious mind; a re-creation of the childlike; and a manifestation of Spanish pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed dissatisfaction with accepted painting methods and famously declared an “assassination of conventional painting” as a way of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.

Early in his career, Miró primarily painted still-lifes, landscapes, and genre scenes. His influences ranged from the folk art and Romanesque church frescoes of his native Catalan region in Spain to 17th century Dutch realism. These styles were eventually superseded by more contemporary ones. Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism captivated the young artist when he relocated to Paris in 1921.

His artistic career may be characterized as one of persistent experimentation and a lifelong flirtation with non-objectivity. Miró’s signature biomorphic forms, geometric shapes, and semi-abstracted objects are expressed in multiple media, from ceramics and engravings to large bronze installations. He continued to create works of art until the very end of his life.

See Joan Miró artwork at Gallery Art, Miami


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