Joan Mirô

Joan Mirô,  Night Creature,  1970, Tapestry, 90.6 x 120.1 inches, Edition 1/6 AP

Joan Mirô, Night Creature, 1970, Tapestry, 90.6 x 120.1 inches, Edition 1/6 AP

Joan Mirô
Spanish (1893 - 1983)


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Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. Miró states “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

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