Alternatively, should you prefer, we can recommend a framer in your area. An art-trip through the paintings of 17 painters,born at the 19th and 20th century. [41], In 1922, Miró explored abstracted, strongly coloured surrealism in at least one painting. Empty spaces, empty horizons, empty plains – everything which is bare has always greatly impressed me. The already symbolic and poetic nature of Miró's work, as well as the dualities and contradictions inherent to it, fit well within the context of dream-like automatism espoused by the group. However, Miró chose not to become an official member of the Surrealists to be free to experiment with other artistic styles without compromising his position within the group. His World Trade Center Tapestry was displayed at the building[33] and was one of the most expensive works of art lost during the September 11 attacks. [7][8] His father was Miquel Miró Adzerias and his mother was Dolors Ferrà. In 1981, Miró's The Sun, the Moon and One Star—later renamed Miró's Chicago—was unveiled. As a young man Miro was trained in commerce, but soon abandoned the business world to pursue a career in the arts, in defiance of his parents; enrolling at Barcelona art academy in 1912. After Miró’s death, his home and studio transformed into the Miró museum, which today is part of the Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró. (Paris: Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1963) pp. This was perhaps most prominent in the repeated Head of a Catalan Peasant series of 1924 to 1925. [18][63], In 1981, the Palma City Council (Majorca) established the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, housed in the four studios that Miró had donated for the purpose. Son œuvre reflète son attrait pour le subconscient, pour l'« esprit enfantin » et pour son pays. Also, Joan Miró was well aware of Haitian Voodoo art and Cuban Santería religion through his travels before going into exile. [19], A few years after Miró's 1918 Barcelona solo exhibition,[11] he settled in Paris where he finished a number of paintings that he had begun on his parents' summer home and farm in Mont-roig del Camp. The maquette now resides in the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibition included nearly 150 works and was curated by Jean Louis Prat. The lithographs are long, narrow verticals, and while they feature Miró's familiar shapes, there's an unusual emphasis on texture." [67] Later that year at Sotheby's in London, Peinture (Etoile Bleue) (1927) brought nearly 23.6 million pounds with fees, more than twice what it had sold for at a Paris auction in 2007 and a record price for the artist at auction. And two exhibitions in 2014, Miró: From Earth to Sky at Albertina Museum, and Masterpieces from the Kunsthaus Zürich, National Art Center, Tokyo. Color in the painting and print it out, save it to your library or email it to your friends. Please come back often to watch this site evolve and grow into the premier site for the work of Joan Miró. Gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper; 63.5 x 48.9 cm. Miro’s painting, The Farm, was purchased by Ernest Hemmingway. He studied at the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc[10] and he had his first solo show in 1918 at the Galeries Dalmau,[11] where his work was ridiculed and defaced. Joan Miró Ferra was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, into the family of a goldsmith and watchmaker. So encoded is this work that at a later time Miró provided a precise explanation of the signs used.[43]. Miró returned to a more representational form of painting with The Dutch Interiors of 1928. [citation needed][46], Miró's oft-quoted interest in the assassination of painting is derived from a dislike of bourgeois art, which he believed was used as a way to promote propaganda and cultural identity among the wealthy. 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