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  • Joan Miro
    • Abstract

      Stock No: GAP0138

      Price : $17,500.00

      Circa:20c

      Medium: Water Colour on Paper

      Framed: 28" x 21"

      Unframed: 36" x 28.5"

  • Artist Biography
    • This is an original lithograph monogrammed in pencil by the artist. Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used colour and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. Born into a family of a goldsmith and a watchmaker, Joan Miró grew up in the Barri Gòtic neighborhood of Barcelona. He began drawing classes at the age of seven at a private school. To the dismay of his father, he enrolled at the fine art academy at La Llotja in 1907. He studied at the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc and he had his first solo show in 1918 at the Galeries Dalmau, Inspired by Fauve and Cubist exhibitions in Barcelona and abroad, Miró was drawn towards the arts community that was gathering in Montparnasse and in 1920 moved to Paris, but continued to spend his summers in Catalonia. His early art, like that of the similarly influenced Fauves and Cubists, was inspired by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. The resemblance of Miró's work to that of the intermediate generation of the avant-garde has led scholars to dub this period his Catalan Fauvist period. In 1979 Miró received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Barcelona. The artist, who suffered from heart failure, died in his home in Palma (Majorca) in 1983. To this day, Miró’s freewheeling artistic expression continues to be a generating spark for evolving artists and art movements.

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