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Joan Miro (Art Seminar)

By: Afnan and Shahal

shahal ahmed

on 2 November 2013

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Transcript of Joan Miro (Art Seminar)

Early Life
His Work

The Farmer, 1912
La Reforma (The Reformation), 1916
Self-Portrait, 1917
House with Palm Tree, 1918
Montroig, la iglesia y el pueblo, (Mont Roig, the church and the people), 1918
Horse, Pipe and Red Flower, 1920
The Ear of Grain, 1923
Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), 1924
Catalan Peasant with a Guitar, 1924
Hermitage, 1924
Maternity, 1924
The Hunter, 1924
Dancer (Ballarina), 1925
Landscape, 1925
Smoker Head, 1925

A piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper on to a backing.
The Garden, 1925
Day break, 1968
''I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.''

out a (abstract/realistic) shape from the magazine sheet. Keep the colourful side for the front.
the back side of the shape
it onto the big tree shaped paper.

Joan Miro

Time period he worked

Joan Miró i Ferrà
Early Life
Style -
techniques and materials

Surrealist Themes-




By: Shahal and Afnan
The Rooster (Le Coq), 1940
Born: April 20, 1893, Barcelona, Spain
Exposed to art at a young age
The School of Industrial and Fine Art
Caught typhoid fever in 1911, decided he wanted to be a painter
Went to Francesc Galí's School of Art between 1910 and 1915
-became friends with some artists
Realized commerce wasn't for him
Went to Paris
Financial hardships served as his inspiration in Paris
''His artworks reflect the influence of different trends, like the pure and brilliant colors used in Fauvism, shapes taken from Cubism, and influences from Roman frescos from the churches.'' -

1893 - 1983
is his
signs and symbols to represent humans and animals in tension or movement
simple lines which made complex and simple paintings
geometric shapes and creating an overall rhythm
bright colors and shapes
Many works represent his dreams
Figures derived from Catalan folk art
eclectic style- ideas from many sources
A lot of his work doesn't represent anything specific
NOT abstract however: he claims that all of his shapes represent something in the external world
The Wall of the Moon and the Wall of the Sun, 1957-59
(ceramic mural for the UNESCO building in Paris)
World Trade Center Tapestry, 1977-78
, a 20' x 35' tapestry by Joan Miró that hung in the South Tower Lobby.
Monument a la dona, 1972
1918- his first individual exhibition in the Dalmau Galleries
Sold his painting entitled 'The Farm' to Ernest Hemingway
Trip to Paris- major development in his surreal work
1921: La Licorne Gallery, exhibition in Paris
career flourished in the 30's.
1974: WTC Tapestry
monumental works
first glass mural- Personnage Oiseaux
By the end of his life, Joan Miró was a highly respected member of the international art world.
Donated many of his works to museums
Today, Miró's paintings sell for between US$250,000 and US$26 million
Many galleries feature Miro's artworks
co-founded a group named after Gustave Courbet whose paintings of peasants and laborers criticized society and contributed to Surrealist Movement
Personnage Oiseaux, 1978
, Joan's only glass mosaic mural, it contains bird like characters.
Untitled, 1925
Hand Catching A Bird, 1968,Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 200 cm.
Prades, the Village, 1917
This Is the Color of My Dreams, 1925
Aidez l'Espagne (Help Spain), 1937
Woman and Birds in the Night, 1968
The Flight of the dragonfly in Front of the Sun, 1968
Joan Miro's Paintings
The Farm,1922
Harlequin's Carnival, 1925
Dog, 1974
31 x 45 x 25 cm
Figure, 1971
145 x 46.5 x 65 cm
Sun bird, 1946-1949
13.5 x 11 x 18.5 cm.
Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument, 1981
Joan Miro was inspired by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso.
Made experimental pieces before he moved onto others forms of art.
Joan Miro mostly made paintings.
He experimented with many artistic forms, such as engraving and water colors.
marble, wood, sandpaper to experiment, canvas, oil paint, water color, copper, glass and rope
4D painting: Joan Miro's theory
Joan's style of surrealism:
(where the hand is allowed to go freely wherever they want and applying chance in this case.)
Joan Miro did other techniques like expressionism, Lyrical Abstraction, Color Field painting and Grattage.

Painting-Poem, 1925
significant influence on late 20th-century art
work has also influenced modern designers, including Paul Rand and Lucienne Day and influenced recent painters such as Julian Hatton.
Sold for US$17 million at a U.S. auction:
La Caresse des étoiles (1938)
In 1954 he was given the Venice Biennale print making prize
In 1980 he received the Gold Medal of Fine Arts from King Juan Carlos of Spain
Sonnens, 1937
Joan Miro wanted to express his inner childhood.
The Tilled Field, 1923

Paintings which are very illogical, ridiculous/insane, or has poor-reasoning.
His absurd artworks mostly refer to people, animals, birds and landscapes. He uses bright colors to make them look absurd and unrealistic; he also shapes objects such as people and animals in an abstract form which makes them look different. The painting ‘’The Rooster’’, is very absurd, as the shape of the rooster (the main subject) is very abstract and illogical but Joan Miro has maintained a contrasting effect with the bright colours and shapes.

– Many of Joan Miro’s
paintings are directly based on his dreams and those paintings have a dream like image
. He did more than 100 paintings of the dreams he had. The paintings involving ‘’dreams’’ has a very abstract and unique feel to it which makes us think about how he came up with the idea. His paintings of this theme include both vibrant and dull colours. Some are simple while others have many different shapes.

Free Association

First thing that comes to our mind when something is seen/heard.

Joan Miro used free association in many of his paintings and sculptures. Some free association paintings from Joan Miro describe his experiences and his inner feelings such as the ‘’Sonnens’’, which gives us a glimpse of his inner childhood. He translated his simple inner childhood into simple lines in the painting, and his passion for art and his sense of freedom onto bright red and blue colours.

Our collage will be a simple one so that you understand the basic princilpes of a collage.
Metamorphose, 1936
Automatic painting
The collage that we made is sort of colourful and abstract resembling characteristics of Joan Miro's paintings.
Sonnens, 1937
Correct fourth last question
Write briefly about what is his painting 'The Garden' about.
Write briefly about his painting 'The Garden'.
Before we start
Still Life with Old Shoe, 1937
Few Drawings
Collage Drawing, 1933
Snake, 1908
Landscape, 1905
Sobreteixim 6, 1972
Sobreteixim-Sack 13, 1973
Preliminary drawings for The music-hall usher, 1925
Clog, 1901
El guante blanco, (The White Glove)
Bottle of Vine, 1924
Price of this painting today is
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