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Person Of Influence: Joan Miró

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Person Of Influence: Joan Miró

Joan Miró was a Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist that was born in Barcelona in 1893. Miró's work has been described as Surrealist and Dada, an avant-garde art movement, that took place in Europe in the early 20th century. Miró wanted to "assassinate" painting. (ABOVE) "The Ladder Of Escape" was painted by Miró in 1968. I'd describe this painting as abstract and not so much Surrealist.  I really like the different "punches" of color and variations in thicker and thiner line weights. (BELOW 1) "Bleu II" is an abstract oil panting that was painted in 1961. The painting is the middle part of a three-part display of paintings, which is known as a triptych. Modern paintings like this, by Miró conveyed his dreams and subconscious. (BELOW 2) "The Farm" was painted between 1921 and 22. This oil painting is an example of a Magical Realism. It was purchased by Earnest Hemingway as a birthday present for his wife. The painting is an inventory of the farmhouse owned by his family. (BELOW 3) "The Tilled Field" is an oil painting, painted in 1923. The painting is a perfect example of Miró's surrealist work. This painting is a complex arrangement of objects and figures, it is Miró's first surrealist masterpiece, currently hanging in the Guggenheim. What do you think of Miró's work? 

1.BLEU II (1961)
2.THE FARM (1921-22)



At January 17, 2013 at 6:03 PM , Blogger HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

I love Miro--a friend was lucky enough to inherit one from her grandfather that is so fabulous


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