Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain. His work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan and Spanish pride.
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- Lay bare the soul...painting and poetry are like love...an exchange of blood...a passionate embrace, without restraint, without defence. The picture is born...of an overflow of emotions and feelings...
- Conversations with Georges Duthuit the French art critic 1936[specific citation needed]
- I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- From : “Joan Miro: Selected Writings and Interviews”, M.Rowell, Thames and Hudson, 1987
- To gain freedom is to gain simplicity.
- Joan Miró, Joan Miró Foundation[specific citation needed]
- For me, a form is never something abstract; it is always...a man...a bird...or something else. For me form is never for form's sake.
- With each passing day I become more surrealist.
- On his 80th birthday
- You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.