Joan Miro i Ferra

By Pryzm Hylton

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Joan Miro

  • Was born in Barcelona, Spain on April 20, 1893
  • Died on December 25, 1983 in Palma, Spain.
  • He dabbled in multiple medias such as ceramics, sculpture, and murals. He is known for refusing to chose one specific medium.
  • Early in his career he painted more generic things like still-lives and landscapes but in the 1920's the young artist was influenced by surrealism, cubism, and fauvism. Which are, respectively, characterized by the dream world, contrasts and angles, and vibrant colors.
  • Miro took surrealism to a new level, and thus he is often described as being a experimental surrealist as well as the fact that he refused to choose one medium, which was met with both negative and positive responses.
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The Tilled Field

  • Completed 1923
  • An abstract depiction of the landscape of Miró's Catalan homeland
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Ciphers and Constellations, in Love with a Woman

  • Completed 1941
  • “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” -Joan Miro

Joan Miro said,

"What I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term 'mute music'."