Monday, 12 November 2018

Joan Miró - part 7

Joan Miró (1893 Barcelona, Spain – 1983 Palma de Mallorca, Spain).
Early in his career, Miró primarily painted still-lifes, landscapes, and genre scenes. Influences ranging from the folk art and Romanesque church frescoes of his native Catalan region in Spain to 17th-century Dutch realism were eventually superseded by more contemporary ones: Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism captivated the young artist, who had relocated to Paris in 1921. His exposure to the ideas of André Breton and Breton's Surrealist circle prompted Miró to make radical changes to his style, although the artist cannot be said to have identified consistently with a single school. Rather, his artistic career may be characterised 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.

For a full biography of Miró see part 1. For earlier works, see parts 1 - 6 also.

Joan Miró 1944 by Joaquim Gomis

Note: All Miro works © 2018 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1953 Poster for Joan Miro, Galerie Maeght
colour lithograph on Arches paper 75.8 x 55.5 cm

1953 The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings
colour lithograph 121 x 164 cm

1953 Miro Recent Paintings 
book with three original lithographs:

1953 Miró Recent Paintings
colour lithograph for catalogue by Pierre Matisse Gallery 31 x 23.8 cm

1953 Ubu Roi
India ink and wax crayon on paper 32.7 x 50.2 cm 
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona:

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