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Joan Miró

Born in: 1883

Spain

Artiste célèbre

Biography

A Catalan painter by excellence, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and died on 25th December, 9 years later in Palma de Majorque in 1983. His homeland meant a lot to him and had an influence on his art, whether it was through painting, sculpture, engraving or ceramics.

He was quickly immersed in the creative world with his father, a jeweler and mother a cabinet maker. Joan Miró began with a commerce school, encouraged by his father, before giving up this career in order to take evening lessons at the Fine arts school of Llotja, Barcelona. In 1912, adamant to become a painter, he joined the Galli Academy in Barcelona, directed by Francisco Galli, a trained architect, and discovered the developing great artistic trends in Europe.

Initially, Joan Miró displayed a style of painting, that was related to fauvism then cubism and expressionism. It was only when he arrived in Paris in 1919, that he felt fulfilled artistically speaking, and turned towards fantasy for good. He became friends with artists like Max Jacob, Antonin Artaud, Tristan Tzara and André Masson. A group of emerging artists who yielded to aesthetic conventions and were open towards a new language. Once he freed himself from requirements and conventional methods, Joan Miró was able to reveal through simplicity.

Fascinated by the subconscious, he naturally rubbed shoulders with a group of surrealists in 1924. His several gouache partners were called André Breton, Paul Eluard, and Philippe Soupault. He enjoyed their off-the-wall humor, playful and provocative mind. Therefore he had free time for spontaneity and a childish mind.

His participation touched its peak in 1925 during the "Surrealist painting" exhibition. A collective exhibition with Marx Ernst, Paul Klee and Man Ray at the Galerie Pierre in Paris, where he presented his « Carnaval d’Arlequin »painting, and made a huge impact. His painting « La Naissance du Monde » in 1925 was also a big hit and materialized the bridge between Miró's original Catalan land and his Parisian blossoming.

It was in 1928 that Miró's relationship with the surrealist movement became complicated. Gradually, there were political tensions between the acolytes until 1930. Some of the members were open about supporting the Communist Party and the others preferred to depict their struggle through painting. Slowly, Miró withdrew and devoted himself to collages, giant sculptures and ceramics.

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Joan Miró, Le Lezard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lezard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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€6 800

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Joan Miró, Miro Lithographe 2, Print

Joan Miró

Miro Lithographe 2, 1975
45 x 37 cm
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€4 800

Joan Miró, Hommage à Picasso, Print

Joan Miró

Hommage à Picasso, 1975
61 x 51 x 1 cm
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€4 000

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L1, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L1, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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€890

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L3, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L3, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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€890

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Joan Miró, Sculptures et céramiques, Print

Joan Miró

Sculptures et céramiques, 1973
86 x 58.5 cm
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€3 400

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa S3, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa S3, 1983
40 x 29 cm
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€490

Joan Miró, Lithograph VI (M.1042), Print

Joan Miró

Lithograph VI (M.1042), 1972
48.3 x 63.5 cm
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€5 065

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa M2, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa M2, 1983
49 x 40 cm
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€690

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L6, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L6, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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€890

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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L2, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L2, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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€890

Joan Miró, La carte, Print

Joan Miró

La carte, 1964
26 x 19 cm
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€5 000

Joan Miró, Majorette, Print

Joan Miró

Majorette, 1978
98.5 x 72.5 cm
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€15 000

Joan Miró, Joan Miró litógrafo II, Print

Joan Miró

Joan Miró litógrafo II, 1975
34 x 25.5 cm
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€6 595

Joan Miró, Preparatifs d'Oiseau, Print

Joan Miró

Preparatifs d'Oiseau, 1963
71.1 x 81.3 cm
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€10 131

Joan Miró, La Traca IIII, Print

Joan Miró

La Traca IIII, 1979
119.4 x 94 x 2.5 cm
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€18 995

Joan Miró, Homenaje a Joan Miro, Print

Joan Miró

Homenaje a Joan Miro, 1973
76 x 56 cm
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€6 500

Joan Miró, Miró Lóeuvre graphique, Print

Joan Miró

Miró Lóeuvre graphique, 1974
74.5 x 55.8 cm
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€5 085

Joan Miró, 684 de Miró litografo IV, Print

Joan Miró

684 de Miró litografo IV, 1970
75 x 56 cm
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€9 440

Joan Miró, 42, Rue Blomet, Print

Joan Miró

42, Rue Blomet, 1977
90 x 63 cm
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€9 100

Joan Miró, L'Enfance d'Ubu, Print

Joan Miró

L'Enfance d'Ubu, 1975
32 x 50 cm
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€7 500

Joan Miró, Le plus beau cadeau, Print

Joan Miró

Le plus beau cadeau, 1973
64 x 46 cm
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€14 245

Joan Miró, Incisiva, Print

Joan Miró

Incisiva, 1980
92 x 64 cm
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€14 245

Joan Miró, Quelques Fleurs pour des Amis (Frontispiece), Print

Joan Miró

Quelques Fleurs pour des Amis (Frontispiece), 1964
63.5 x 55.9 cm
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Joan Miró, Sobreteixims i escultures, Print

Joan Miró

Sobreteixims i escultures, 1972
38 x 57 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa M5, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa M5, 1983
49 x 40 cm
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Joan Miró, Godalla, Print

Joan Miró

Godalla, 1973
83 x 59 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa M4, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa M4, 1983
49 x 40 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa S2, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa S2, 1983
40 x 29 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa S1, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa S1, 1983
40 x 29 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa M3, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa M3, 1983
49 x 40 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa M1, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa M1, 1983
49 x 40 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L5, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L5, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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Joan Miró, Poligrafa L4, Print

Joan Miró

Poligrafa L4, 1983
43 x 59 cm
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