Sunday, 5 May 2013

Joan Miró i Ferrà

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. 

Miró initially went to business school as well as art school. He began his working career when he was a teenager as a clerk, but he abandoned the business world completely for art . His early art, was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. 

Some of his works are  Head of a Catalan Peasant ,Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), The Happiness of Loving My Brunette. The most famous is The Farm, that shows  the farmhouse owned by his family in the town of Mont-roig del Camp. Miró describes it as "a summary of my entire life in the countryside" and "the summary of one period of my work, but also the point of departure for what was to follow."

He  is famous for its murals, ceramic sculpture and theater decorations and beacause is one of the most representatives figure of surrealism. 

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