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Joan Miró

Spain Born in: 1883 Masterpieces

A Catalan painter by excellence, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and died on the 25th of December, 90 years later in Palma de Majorque in 1983. His homeland gave meaningful influence to his art, whether it was through paintingsculpture, engraving, or ceramics.

Alongside his parents, Miró became immersed in the creative world. His father was a jeweler and his mother was a cabinet maker. Miró initially enrolled into commerce school, with his father's encouragement, before giving up this career to take evening lessons at the Fine arts school of Llotja, in Barcelona. By 1912, he was adamant to become a painter. He joined the Galli Academy in Barcelona, directed by Francisco Galli, a trained architect, and discovered the great artistic trends in Europe.

Initially, Joan Miró displayed a style of painting that was related to fauvism, then cubism, and finally, expressionism. It was only when he arrived in Paris in 1919, that he felt fulfilled, artistically speaking. Miró 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, Miró flourished 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 minds. This led Miró to becoming more spontaneous and frequently thinking outside the box.

His participation reached 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 highly impactful "Carnaval d'Arlequin" painting. His painting "Birth of the World" 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, Ecriture Automatique, Print

Joan Miró

Ecriture Automatique, 1960
65 x 87 x 1 cm
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€10,000

Joan Miró, El Circulo de Piedra, Print

Joan Miró

El Circulo de Piedra, 1970
57 x 45 cm
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€6,800

Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 6, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 6, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm
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€1,400

Joan Miró, Couple D’Oiseaux II, Print

Joan Miró

Couple D’Oiseaux II, 1966
73.7 x 105.4 cm
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€16,092

Our recommendations Joan Miró, Constellation III (Por Alberti, por l'Espana), Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III (Por Alberti, por l'Espana), 1975
90 x 66 x 0.2 cm
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€19,000

Joan Miró, Preparatifs d'Oiseau, Print

Joan Miró

Preparatifs d'Oiseau, 1963
71.1 x 81.3 cm
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€10,728

Joan Miró, Journal d'un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 13, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 13, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm
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€1,400

Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 8, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 8, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.1 cm
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€1,400

Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 15, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 2 Plate 15, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.2 cm
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€1,400

Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 1 Plate 13, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 1 Plate 13, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.2 cm
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€1,400

Our recommendations Joan Miró, Sobreteixims i escultures, Print

Joan Miró

Sobreteixims i escultures, 1972
38 x 57 cm
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€4,500

Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971
30 x 23 cm
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€3,200

Our recommendations Joan Miró, Le lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35.5 x 50 cm
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€4,500

Our recommendations Joan Miró, Naissance du jour, Print

Joan Miró

Naissance du jour, 1952
49.5 x 56 cm
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€4,500

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 3, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 3, 1975
58 x 45 cm
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€2,800

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 5, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 5, 1975
58 x 45 cm
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€2,800

Joan Miró, Serie Mallorca nº X, Print

Joan Miró

Serie Mallorca nº X, 1973
71 x 85 cm
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€9,000

Joan Miró, Joan Miró Litógrafo IV, Print

Joan Miró

Joan Miró Litógrafo IV, 1981
45 x 37 cm
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€5,500

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 2, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 2, 1975
58 x 45 cm
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€2,800

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 1, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 1, 1975
57.5 x 45 cm
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€2,800

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 4, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 4, 1975
57.5 x 45 cm
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€2,800

Joan Miró, Miró Lóeuvre graphique, Print

Joan Miró

Miró Lóeuvre graphique, 1974
74.5 x 55.8 cm
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€4,600

Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or, 1971
38 x 52 x 0.1 cm
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€12,500

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

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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€4,200

Joan Miró, Incisiva, Print

Joan Miró

Incisiva, 1980
92 x 64 cm
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€11,000

Joan Miró, Picasso I Els Reventos, Print

Joan Miró

Picasso I Els Reventos, 1973
56 x 75 cm
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€4,800

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

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35.5 x 50 cm
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€4,200

Joan Miró, Mur de la Lune, Print

Joan Miró

Mur de la Lune, 1958
45 x 87 cm
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€5,500

Joan Miró, Pantagruel, Print

Joan Miró

Pantagruel, 1978
137.5 x 96.5 cm
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€47,000

Joan Miró, Lapidari, Print

Joan Miró

Lapidari, 1981
39.5 x 53.5 cm
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€14,520

Joan Miró, Picasso I Els Reventos, Print

Joan Miró

Picasso I Els Reventos, 1973
56 x 75.5 cm
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€4,200

Joan Miró, Ubu Roi, Print

Joan Miró

Ubu Roi, 1966
54 x 74 cm
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€5,500

Joan Miró, Lithograph III, Print

Joan Miró

Lithograph III, 1972
35.6 x 53.3 cm
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Joan Miró, Lithographs II, M. 1044, Print

Joan Miró

Lithographs II, M. 1044, 1975
34.3 x 53.3 cm
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Joan Miró, Lithographs II (M. 1042), Print

Joan Miró

Lithographs II (M. 1042), 1972
36.5 x 55.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Chien Aboyant à la Lune, Print

Joan Miró

Le Chien Aboyant à la Lune, 1952
35.7 x 53.8 x 0.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 1 Plate 15, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 1 Plate 15, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 3 Plate 16, Print

Joan Miró

Journal D'Un Graveur - Vol. 3 Plate 16, 1975
57 x 45.5 x 0.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Hommage à Picasso, Print

Joan Miró

Hommage à Picasso, 1975
61 x 51 x 1 cm
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Our recommendations Joan Miró, Lithographe II, Print

Joan Miró

Lithographe II, 1975
36 x 55 cm
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Joan Miró, Je n’ai jamais appris à écrire ou les incipit, Print

Joan Miró

Je n’ai jamais appris à écrire ou les incipit, 1969
22.5 x 27.5 x 0.01 cm
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Joan Miró, 684 de Miró litografo IV, Print

Joan Miró

684 de Miró litografo IV, 1970
75 x 56 cm
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Joan Miró, Le plus beau cadeau, Print

Joan Miró

Le plus beau cadeau, 1973
64 x 46 cm
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Joan Miró, Chien Bleu, Print

Joan Miró

Chien Bleu, 1959
83 x 62 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Homard, Print

Joan Miró

Le Homard, 1970
76 x 54 x 0.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Joan Miró litógrafo II, Print

Joan Miró

Joan Miró litógrafo II, 1975
34 x 25.5 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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Joan Miró, Constellation III, Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III, 1975
84 x 62 x 0.2 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Chasseur de Pieuvres, Print

Joan Miró

Le Chasseur de Pieuvres, 1969
105 x 67 x 0.1 cm
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Joan Miró, Picasso I Els Reventos - Original set of 4 etchings by Joan Mirò, Print

Joan Miró

Picasso I Els Reventos - Original set of 4 etchings by Joan Mirò, 1973
56 x 75 x 0.1 cm
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Joan Miró, Constellation III, Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III, 1975
78 x 57.5 x 0.1 cm
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Joan Miró, Picasso I Els Reventos, Print

Joan Miró

Picasso I Els Reventos, 1973
53 x 70 cm
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Joan Miró, Joan Miro, Print

Joan Miró

Joan Miro, 1974
21 x 39 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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Joan Miró, Hommage à San Lazzaro, Print

Joan Miró

Hommage à San Lazzaro, 1975
35.5 x 26 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35.5 x 50 cm
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Joan Miró, Picasso I Els Reventos, Print

Joan Miró

Picasso I Els Reventos, 1973
56 x 75 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
36 x 51 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, Print

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971
35 x 50 cm
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