Styles

In this section you can search all our contents throughout the different stages in the history of art in Spain, to find styles such as Baroque, Gothic, Mudejar and many, many more.

Picasso. 'Guernica' Modernism and Avant-garde movements The turn of the century brought new winds of modernity. The aesthetic sensibility of the time was marked by a different, freer attitude towards art and life.

Topics

In this section you can search among all our contents by topic to find the different resources available in Spain, such as museums, routes, destinations, monuments and many, many more.

Audience

This section provides access to all the contents in a personalised way, according to your own particular interests and socio-demographic profile.

Joan Miró

  • Joan Miró © EFE

    Joan Miró © EFE

  

Speciality

Sculpture, Painting

 

 

Date of birth

Apr 20, 1893

Date of death

1983
  


" Painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramicist. He is considered one of the great exponents of surrealism."

Born in Barcelona in 1893, he studied at the Llotja Higher School of Industrial and Fine Arts until 1910 under Modest Urgell and Josep Pascó. His work reflects his interest in the unconscious, the “infantile” and his native country. Initially he was strongly influenced by the fauves, cubists and expressionists, and then evolved towards a flat painting with a certain naïf air. He went into voluntary exile in Normandy during the Civil War. In 1975 he created the Joan Miró Foundation. Its building in Barcelona, designed by Josep Luis Sert, is the most outstanding example Catalan rationalist construction. The aim of the Foundation, which houses a large part of his work, is to promote new trends in contemporary art. He died in Palma de Mallorca in 1983.

Awards

Grand Prize for Engraving at the Venice Biennale (1954)
Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise (1959)
Grand Prize from the Guggenheim Foundation (1959)
Légion d’Honneur from the French Republic (1962)
Carnegie Painting Prize (1966)
Gold Medal from the Generalitat de Catalunya (1978)
Gold Medal for Fine Arts (1980)

Highlighted works

  • La masía
  • Tierra labrada
  • Carnaval de Arlequín
  • Personaje delante del sol
  • L’esperança del condenat a mort
  • Mujer, pájaro y estrella
  • Personnages et oiseaux devant le soleil
  • Caracol, mujer, flor y estrella
  • El somriure de una lagrima
  • El guant blanc
  • Dona i ocell
  • Miss Chicago
spain is culture