Miro was a practicing painter, ceramicist, sculptor, and engraver.


“In a painting, you should be able to discover new things each time you look at it. For me, a painting must give off sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem.”

-Joan Miro



“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

Though he refuted his label as a surrealist his work portrayed a child and dreamlike perspective that differed from the traditional portraits or landscapes of the time. In the start of his career, Miro was heavily influenced by cubists and expressionists.

In his first solo show in 1918 at the Dalmau Gallery,  his work was harshly criticized  and even defaced. Miró also preferred to stay away from explicit political statements in his art. Miro used many styles of creating in what seems like periods. Some include the initial fauvist period, magic realism then his well known surrealist works.

Today a Miro painting can easily go for Miró’s paintings sell for between 250,000 and 26 million US Dollars.


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