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Joan (Joan)
Miro

Spain 
1893−1983
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Joan Miro and Ferra (04/20/1893, Barcelona - 12/25/1983 Palma de Mallorca) a world-famous Catalan painter, graphic artist, sculptor and designer, considered the forerunner of abstract expressionism, a representative of two areas of abstract art of the twentieth century. The author of paintings and collages, drawings, posters, wall murals, plastic products, wall paintings, ceramists, whose work can be found in private collections, a participant in many exhibitions, Joan Miró has deservedly become an internationally recognized master.

Features of the work of Joan Miro: The artist Joan Miro, who abandoned the usual methods of painting, endows his works with a peculiar language of geometric, right or wrong figures, a dance of lines and subtle details that have symbolic or mystical meaning and create an indescribable atmosphere. Strict, simple, concise and even sketchy early works have no limitations either in painting means or in the ways of creating space. On the artist’s canvases you will find a world of strange creatures, an amusing fusion of fiction and reality, as well as unsurpassed, author-styled objects and forms.

Famous paintings by Joan Miró: The most popular paintings by the artist include "Portrait of Nubiola"," Dancer ","Plowed field"," Woman with the Moon "," May 1968 ","Farm","Harlequin Carnival"," Still life with an old boot ","Escape ladder","Woman and bird against the sun","Catalan landscape (Hunter)","Plot 30","Nightingale Midnight Song and Morning Rain","Reed howl to the moon","Plot 31" and etc.

Pictures from another world: the formation of Joan Miró as a painter

Miro began his art education in 1907 with La Longha School of Fine Arts, continuing it at Francisco Gali's private art school. The result of the training was the first exhibition of personal creations of the artist, held in 1917.

Carried away by many currents in European art of that time, he nevertheless retained and tried to constantly improve his special style. Joan Miro dedicated the paintings of his early period of creativity (1914-1923) to such directions as Fauvism and Cubism.

The formation of a unique style of the painter could not but affect the move to Paris in 1920, acquaintance with famous artists of that time and a trip to Holland. Paintings Vermeer, Van dyckand Halsa prompted the artist Joan Miro to create a series of works entitled "Dutch interiors". Joining the surrealists, he continues his creative search, creating more and more extraordinary works.

The surrealist stage in the artist’s work, as well as the formation of his own, more abstract manner, falls at the end of the 20s of the 20th century. The founder of poetic surrealism, he became the creator of a unique artistic language, full of artistic expression, non-standard symbols, images, signs, and most importantly - freedom of expression.

Having married (1929) and celebrated the birth of his daughter (1930), in 1933 Joan Miró received another gift of fate - a positive assessment by the public of the exhibition of his collages in Barcelona. Escaping from the Spanish Civil War (1936), and then from fascism (1937), the artist, like many of his colleagues, finds refuge in the French capital and fights for his ideals with the help of art.

1938 was marked by a new manner in the work of Joan Miró. Concerned about the safety of his family in connection with fascism spreading throughout Europe, in 1939 the painter moved to a village in Normandy, where he created an amazing series of “Constellations”.

The paintings that Joan Miro united under this name are devoid of hatred and violence raging throughout the world, they are beautiful and pure. It was they who, at the 1945 exhibition, provided the author with worldwide recognition. The next period of Miro's life is devoted to many exhibitions, orders, travels, which led to the stunning success of the painter.

In the late 60s. He is interested in sculpture, experimenting with volume and materials and creating interesting works in his own workshop in the city of Palma, which Joan Miro received as a gift from a close friend-architect.

He was a man who throughout his life tirelessly opened up new spaces and forms for his own expression and, at the same time, possessed a bright individual style.

Founded by the artist and operating today, the funds not only represent hundreds of works by the author himself, but are also the venue for exhibitions of works by contemporary artists, as Joan Miro wanted.
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