Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist, Joan Miró is considered one of the main exponents of pictorial surrealism. With his continuous search for the essential, he innovated the artistic language, influencing the European avant-garde and great masters such as Salvador Dali. He was always tied to his native city (Barcelona) and to Catalonia in general, which were very present with their people and traditions in his paintings and sculptures. His very personal style began to take shape during his first contacts with “Fauvism” and his frequentation of the artistic circles of Montparnasse, in Paris, where he met Picasso, among others. The influence of the Dada movement, but even more so of Surrealist poetry, led his art towards abstraction, reducing reality to its essentials through the extensive use of symbols and squiggles. In addition to his paintings, which are scattered throughout the world’s major museums, he is famous for his work as a ceramist and his numerous sculptures in terracotta and bronze.
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