Joan Miró

A proud Catalan, Joan Miró is one of the revolutionaries of Modern Art. His style can be classified as Surrealism, exploring the subconscious mind, with a hint of Dada. He was loyal to his Catalonian roots but also affected by international art movements and eventually earned international acclaim. He was influenced by the surrealists in 1920s Paris, and Abstract Expressionism in New York in the 1940s.

Born in Barcelona in 1893, Joan Miró showed his talent from the young age of 7, when he started drawing classes at school. He studied art and business together and started working as a clerk but his creative genius could not bear to do anything else than art so he abandoned the business life after a nervous breakdown and resumed his art studies.

Inspired by Cubist and surrealist exhibitions from France, in 1920 Miró moved to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso and got to know the Dada and Surrealist movements. Two of Miró’s first works classified as Surrealist, Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), and The Tilled Field, employ the dream-like symbolic language that subjugated the art of the next decade, like works by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst. His unique style, which he developed in Paris, consisted of organic forms and flattened picture planes drawn with a sharp line.

Although Miró did not declare his membership in any artistic movement, the founder of Surrealism André Breton described him as "the most Surrealist of us all". Consistent with Surrealism, he was interested in automatism and the use of phallic objects. Due to the political fluctuation of his era, mainly the Spanish Civil War and World War II, Miró had to relocate numerous times, encountering different environments, people and art styles that influenced his work greatly. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, he had to stop spending his summers in Spain and he was unable to return home, which fueled his nationalist feelings and influenced his work by elements of longing towards his home country.

A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981. In the art market today, Miró’s paintings sell for between $ 250,000 and $ 32 million depending on subject, decade and medium. “La Caresse des étoiles” (1938) was sold for $ 17 million on 6 May 2008 breaking the record for the artist, however this was only a start. In 2012 at Christie’s, Painting-Poem ("Le Corps de ma Brune Puisque Je l'aime comme ma chatte habillée en vert salade comme de la grêle c'est pareil") (1925) was sold for $ 26.6 million. This was topped by Peinture (Etoile Bleue) (1927), which was sold for almost $ 32 million at Sotheby’s, more than twice its hammer price at an auction in Paris in 2007. Peinture (Etoile Bleue) features Miró’s key image, incorporating symbols that he would use repeatedly in later years, and the signature blue colour, which influenced later painters including Mark Rothko and Yves Klein.

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Joan Miró, Montroig I, Lithograph in Colors, 1974
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Joan Miró, Plate XI from ‘Joan Miró – Lithographe II’, 1975
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Joan Miró, Plate I from ‘Joan Miró – Lithographe II’, 1975
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Joan Miró, Plate III from ‘Peintures, gouaches, dessins’, 1972
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Joan Miró, A toute épreuve (Paul Éluard)
Joan Miró, A toute épreuve (Paul Éluard)
Joan Miró Montroig 1893 - 1983 Palma de Mallorca A toute épreuve (P...
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Joan Miró, Lithograph VIII from ‘Lithograph I’, France, 1972
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Joan Miró (1893-1983), Festa Major, PreliminaryDrawing, 1978
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Joan Miró, Plate III, ‘Joan Miró – Der Lithograph III’, 1977
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Joan Miró, after: Untitled. Signed in the print and with printed dedication. Lithograph in colours on Arches. Visible size 37 x 27 cm.
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Joan Miró, Le Vent Parmi Les Roseaux, Aquatint Etching, 1971
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Joan Miró (1993-1983), Untitled, Drawing, 1964
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Joan Miró: "Passacaille", 1968. Signed Miro, H.C. Aquatint, etching and carborundum. Sheet size 55 x 39 cm.
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May 17, 2016 12
Joan Miró: Composition from the series "Le Marteau sans Maître", 1976. Signed Miro, XXVII/L. Sheet size 44 x 33 cm.
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Joan Miró
Le Cosmonaute, 1969.
Joan Miró Le Cosmonaute, 1969.
Etching and aquatint in colors and carborundum Dupin 479. Signed an...
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Joan Miró
Aus: Barcelona 1972-1973, 1973.
Joan Miró Aus: Barcelona 1972-1973, 1973.
Aus: Barcelona 1972-1973 . 1973. Radierung, Aquatinta und Carborund...
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Oct 28, 2005 15
Joan Miró
From: Fusées, 1959.
Joan Miró From: Fusées, 1959.
From: Fusées Etching in colours, 1959 . Dupin 254. Cramer Livres 54...
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Joan Miró
La Chasse aux Papillons, 1975.
Joan Miró La Chasse aux Papillons, 1975.
La Chasse aux Papillons . 1975. Color Etching and aquatint. Dupin 7...
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Joan Miró
Ohne Titel, 1971.
Joan Miró Ohne Titel, 1971.
Ohne Titel . 1971. Colored chalk drawing over lithograph. Signed lo...
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Jun 09, 2016 18
Joan Miró
Oda a Joan Miró, 1973.
Joan Miró Oda a Joan Miró, 1973.
Oda a Joan Miró . 1973. Lithograph in colors. Mourlot 906. Cramer L...
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Joan Miró
Le prophète encerclé, 1965.
Joan Miró Le prophète encerclé, 1965.
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Joan Miró
Passage de LŽÉgyptienne, 1979.
Joan Miró Passage de LŽÉgyptienne, 1979.
Passage de LŽÉgyptienne . 1979. Etching and aquatint in colors. Dup...
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Joan Miró
LŽescalier de la nuit, 1970.
Joan Miró LŽescalier de la nuit, 1970.
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Joan Miró
Le sourire aux ailes flamboyantes (Das Lächeln mit flammenden Flügeln), 1954.
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Joan Miró
Aus: Le lézard aux plumes d'or, 1971.
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Lithograph in colors Mourlot 828. Cramer Livres 148. Signed and num...
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Joan Miró
Aus: Ubu Roi, 1966.
Joan Miró Aus: Ubu Roi, 1966.
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Joan Miró
Tête d'Ubu, 1953.
Joan Miró Tête d'Ubu, 1953.
Tête d'Ubu Farbige Kreidezeichnung mit Aquatinta, 1953 Rechts unt...
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Joan Miró
La manucure évaporée, 1975.
Joan Miró La manucure évaporée, 1975.
La manucure évaporée . 1975. Color Etching and aquatint. Dupin 752....
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Strindbergmappen".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Strindbergmappen".
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JOAN MIRÓ, Plate X, ur: "Ubu roi".
JOAN MIRÓ, Plate X, ur: "Ubu roi".
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Le ciel du forgeron".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Le ciel du forgeron".
Drypoint and embossing in colours, 1964, on Arches paper, signed in...
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JOAN MIRÓ, Untitled, pl.
JOAN MIRÓ, Untitled, pl.
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Femme en colère".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Femme en colère".
Etching and aquatint, in colours, 1958, on BFK Rives paper, signed ...
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Les brisants".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Les brisants".
Etching with aquatint in colours, 1958, signed in pencil and number...
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JOAN MIRÓ, "La Lezard aux plumes d'or III".
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Paysanne en colère".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Paysanne en colère".
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JOAN MIRÓ, Untitled, from: "Le marteau sans maître".
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JOAN MIRÓ, Untitled, from: "La Bague d'Aurore".
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Etching with aquatint in colours, 1957, signed in pencil and number...
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JOAN MIRÓ, "L'escalier de la nuit".
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JOAN MIRÓ, From: "Homenatge a Joan Prats".
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JOAN MIRÓ, "Fundació Joan Miro".
JOAN MIRÓ, "Fundació Joan Miro".
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JOAN MIRÓ, Untitled, from: "Joan Miró Lithographe II".
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JOAN MIRÓ, Album 19, planche 19.
JOAN MIRÓ, Album 19, planche 19.
Lithograph, 1961, on BFK Rives paper, monogrammed in pencil and num...
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Jan 22, 2015 44
Joan Miró, Lithograph, ‘Lithograph III', 1930
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Joan Miró, Lithograph, Untitled from ‘L'Enfance d'Ubu', 1975
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Color lithograph on wove paper~~~Spain, 1975~~~Joan Miró (1893-1983...
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Joan Miró, Color Lithograph, ‘Galerie Maeght', Spain, 1978
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Joan Miró (1893-1983), Lithograph, Maravillas, Signed, 1975
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Lithograph in colors on vellum~~~Barcelona, Spain, 1975~~~Joan Miró...
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Joan Miró (1893-1983), Color Lithograph, Series Maravillas, ´75
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Color lithograph on wove paper~~~Barcelona, Spain, 1975~~~Joan Miró...
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May 28, 2009 49
Joan Miró, Petite fille au bois
Joan Miró, Petite fille au bois
Original-Lithographie auf Velin 47 x 55,7 cm (50,3 x 65,7 cm), in W...
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May 31, 2011 50
Joan Miró, Le Goût de notre Temps
Joan Miró, Le Goût de notre Temps
Coloured pencil and ink pencil drawing on double-sided printed cove...
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Jun 02, 2010 51
Joan Miró, Composition
Joan Miró, Composition
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