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Joan Miró

Joan Miró

Spain • Born in: 1883

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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, Ode à Joan Mirò, Print

Joan Miró

Ode à Joan Mirò, 1973 87 x 59.5 x 0.2 cm Print

$17,590

Joan Miró, Le Cosmonaute, Print

Joan Miró

Le Cosmonaute, 1969 50 x 65 cm Print

$5,543

Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971 30 x 23 cm Print

$3,411

Joan Miró, Ubu aux Baléares, Print

Joan Miró

Ubu aux Baléares, 1971 50 x 66 cm Print

$3,411

Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971 30 x 23 cm Print

$3,411

Joan Miró, Ubu aux Baléares, Print

Joan Miró

Ubu aux Baléares, 1971 50 x 66 cm Print

$3,411

Joan Miró, Agora 1, Print

Joan Miró

Agora 1, 1971 89 x 77 cm Print

$8,528

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 Print

$1,492

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 Print

$1,492

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 Print

$1,492

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 Print

$1,492

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 Print

$1,492

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 1, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 1, 1975 57.5 x 45 cm Print

$2,985

Joan Miró, Journal d'un graveur 4, Print

Joan Miró

Journal d'un graveur 4, 1975 57.5 x 45 cm Print

$2,985

Joan Miró, Lithographs II, M. 1044, Print

Joan Miró

Lithographs II, M. 1044, 1975 34.3 x 53.3 cm Print

$6,000

Joan Miró, Preparatifs d'Oiseau, Print

Joan Miró

Preparatifs d'Oiseau, 1963 71.1 x 81.3 cm Print

$12,000

Joan Miró, Couple D’Oiseaux II, Print

Joan Miró

Couple D’Oiseaux II, 1966 73.7 x 105.4 cm Print

$18,000

Joan Miró, El Circulo de Piedra, Print

Joan Miró

El Circulo de Piedra, 1970 57 x 45 cm Print

$7,249

Joan Miró, Sala Pelaires, Print

Joan Miró

Sala Pelaires, 1970 75 x 55.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$5,117 $4,094

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

Joan Miró

Le Lézard aux Plumes d'Or, 1967 35.5 x 50 x 0.2 cm Print

$13,326 $10,661

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 Print

$13,326

Joan Miró, Cahier d'Ombres, Print

Joan Miró

Cahier d'Ombres, 1971 30 x 23 cm Print

$3,411

Joan Miró, Pantagruel, Print

Joan Miró

Pantagruel, 1978 137.5 x 96.5 cm Print

$50,105

Joan Miró, Ubu Roi, Print

Joan Miró

Ubu Roi, 1966 54 x 74 cm Print

$5,863

Joan Miró, Lapidari, Print

Joan Miró

Lapidari, 1981 39.5 x 53.5 cm Print

$15,479

Joan Miró, Incisiva, Print

Joan Miró

Incisiva, 1980 92 x 64 cm Print

$11,727

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 Print

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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 Print

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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 Print

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Joan Miró, Joan Miro, Print

Joan Miró

Joan Miro, 1974 21 x 39 cm Print

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Joan Miró, Lithographs II (M. 1042), Print

Joan Miró

Lithographs II (M. 1042), 1972 36.5 x 55.2 cm Print

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Our recommendations Joan Miró, Naissance du jour, Print

Joan Miró

Naissance du jour, 1952 49.5 x 56 cm Print

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Joan Miró, Lithograph III, Print

Joan Miró

Lithograph III, 1972 35.6 x 53.3 cm Print

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Our recommendations Joan Miró, Lithographe II, Print

Joan Miró

Lithographe II, 1975 36 x 55 cm Print

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Joan Miró, Hommage à Picasso, Print

Joan Miró

Hommage à Picasso, 1975 61 x 51 x 1 cm Print

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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 Print

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Joan Miró, Constellation III, Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III, 1975 84 x 62 x 0.2 cm Print

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Joan Miró, Constellation III, Print

Joan Miró

Constellation III, 1975 78 x 57.5 x 0.1 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

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.

What is Joan Miró’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, Magic Realism

When was Joan Miró born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1883