Joan Miro Biography and Artwork

Joan Miró was a painter born in Catalonia who merged abstract art with Surrealist style. His maturity into his signature style occurred as a result of the tension between his artistic impulses and the modern industrial society. He was known for producing over one thousand different lithographic editions, and he formed a close relationship with Fernand Mourlot during this time. With an affinity for art from childhood, he began formal training at only 7 years old.

The Fauvism and Cubist movements influenced Miró’s earliest works, with whom he associated during Spain’s early century. In 1920, Miró left Spain for Paris where he worked alongside Surrealists Andre Masson and Max Ernst. As an artist who utilized spontaneity techniques to express human psyche workings, Miró is recognized as a pioneer of automatism.

Through his art form of etchings, lithographs, sculptures to name a few pieces that playfully presented bright colors and imaginative shapes guided by lyrical elements. He drew inspiration from Cubism’s contemporary art movement in addition to archaic sources like drawings of children while incorporating fantastical shapes into his work.
Miró created sculptural reliefs from 1928 onwards – this form remained an integral part of his artistic life until death.

All Joan Miro Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Dawn Perfumed by a Shower of Gold 1954 Watercolor and plaster on composition board
Nude with a Mirror 1919 Oil on Canvas
Stars In Snails' Sexes 1925 Oil On Canvas
Catalan Landscape (The Hunter) 1923 - 1924 Oil on Canvas
Dog Barking at the Moon (Gos bordant a la lluna) 1926 Oil on Canvas
Dutch Interior I (Interior holandes I) 1928 Oil on Canvas
The Farm (La masia) 1921-22 Oil on Canvas
Horse, Pipe, and Red Flower (Cavall, pipa i flor vermella) 1920 Oil on Canvas
Nocturne 1940 Tempera, gouache, egg, oil, and pastel on paper
Still Life with Old Shoe (Natura morta del sabatot) 1937 Oil on Canvas
Self-Portrait (Autoretrat) 1919 Oil on Canvas
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