Joan Miró (1893–1983) once confessed that he wanted to murder the art of painting. Today he is considered one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.
Miró studied at the art school “La Llotja” in Barcelona. The artist’s early works build on Catalan folk art and exhibit both cubist and fauvist influences. In the 1920s, influenced by the art movements dominant in Paris at the time, Miró underwent a fundamental change in his style, which eventually led him away from objectivity and shaped his own famous style.
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” – Joan Miró
Joan Miró dedicated himself to painting, sculpture, and graphics. The artist was featured at “documenta” exhibitions as well as the Venice Biennale, and he also received a number of distinctions for his owrk. Other artists including Picasso, Dalí and Tàpies were in awe of Miró’s work.
“After me, you are the one who’s opening new doors [...]” – Pablo Picasso
Today it is impossible to conceive of art history without Joan Miró and his unmistakable image vocabulary. His works can be found in some of the world’s best-known museums. We provide you with some of the artist’s most beautiful graphics!