Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Artist of the Month (September) - Joan Miro

JOAN MiRÓ @ TATE MODERN from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

Our artist of the month is Joan Miro!  Joan Miro was a world renowned Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist who was born in 1893, in the sea port city of Barcelona.  His works before 1920 (the date of his first trip to Paris) show the influence of different trends in art like the pure and brilliant colors used in Fauvism, shapes taken from cubism, influences from folkloric Catalan art and Roman frescos from the churches. His trip to Paris also introduced him to and developed his trend of surrealist painting (see example, below).  In 1921, he showed his first individual exhibition in Paris, at La Licorne Gallery.  Miro experimented with many other artistic forms, such as engraving, lithography, water colors, pastels, and painting over copper.

For more information on this famous artist, click here!

L'espoir - The Poetess (1940)

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