Joan Miró

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Joan Miró in Barcelona
(Portrait by Carl Van Vechten in 1935)
Sculpture at Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He was born in Barcelona. He died of heart disease in Palma, Majorca. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundacio Joan Miró, was opened in Barcelona in 1975.

Joan Miró started painting when he was fourteen he attended an art school. He then started to develop his own style to draw scenes of trees and landscapes. In around the 1930s Joan started to make rapid changes to his style of painting. Influenced by Pablo Picasso, Miro developed more surrealist works.[1]

Miró was a significant influence on late 20th-century art, in particular the American abstract expressionist artists.[2][3]

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Joan Miró, Blue I, Blue II, and Blue III triptych (1961), here depicted on exhibit at the Centre Pompidou-Metz museum, Metz, France in October 2010.