Joan Miro, Spanish, (1893-1983)
Miro was born in Barcelona. He studied at the Barcelona School of Art and later at the Academia Gali. Before 1920 his art showed wide ranging influences including the bright colors of the Fauves, the broken forms of Cubism, and the powerful two-dimensionality of Catalan folk art and the Romanesque church frescoes of his native Spain. In the 1920’s in Paris his mature style evolved under the influence of the surrealist poets and writers. The forms of his paintings are organized against flat neutral backgrounds and painted in a limited range of bright colors. Amorphous amoebic shapes alternate with sharply drawn lines, spots, and curlicues, all positioned on the canvas with seeming nonchalance. Miro later produced highly generalized, ethereal works in which his organic forms are reduced to abstract spots, lines and bursts of colors.
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