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Joan Miro said "I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness."
Earning international acclaim, Joan Miro’s work has been interpreted as Surrealism but with a personal style, sometimes also veering into Fauvism and Expressionism.
Joan Miro a Spanish artist painter, sculptor and writer pioneer of Modernism, born (1893-1983) in Spain. Joan Miro moved to Paris in 1920 and start working in tapestries, ceramic, sculptures and abstract paintings. Later on he joined the Surrealist group but never fully embraced their movement.
After that Miro enjoyed an international following and is recognized as a pioneer of Modernism. He dedicated his time to the Fundació Joan Miró, and was established in Barcelona in 1975 as well to the Fundació Pilar and was established in 1981 in Palma de Mallorca. Miro’s works are held in permanent collections and Museums across the world.
Joan Miro said “My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details”
Works by Miró in larger cities and art centres worldwide
Joan Miró’s works in public spaces include the Miss Chicago sculpture, Chicago; Figure and Birds, Houston; Project for a Monument, Milan; the ceramic mural on the front of the Palacio de Congresos, Madrid; two ceramic murals, Wall of the Sun and Wall of the Moon, at Unesco headquarters, Paris; and Lovers Playing with Almond Blossom in La Défense, Paris. Other works can be found at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, housed in the studio Josep Lluís Sert designed for Joan Miró in Palma de Mallorca; the Fondation Maeght, in Saint Paul-de-Vence, also designed by Josep Lluís Sert; the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, among others.