Joan MIRO

MIRO (1893 - 1983) Miro was born in Catalonia, Spain, son of a goldsmith and watch-maker. After a brief stint at Barcelona’s School of Fine Arts, Miro quickly abandoned the Cubism of his début. One of his pieces was purchased by Hemingway as early as 1922. He was one of the artists who signed the Surrealist Manifesto in 1924. The marvelous, the process of automated movement and fantasizing were, as of the 20s, ever present in his works. His acutely precise sketches, his half-fantastic, half-familiar universe and his now famous “arabesque” remain an essential part of his creation. In 1926, in Russia, he created the costumes and set designs for the Diaghilev ballet production of “Romeo and Juliet” with Max Ernst. His work turned abstract during World War II, even if the surrealist undercurrent remains. The familiar shapes Miro introduced us to become but mere symbols. His sublime exaltation, the blazing gleam of his yellows, blues, greens, reds, mastered with such virtuosity, and the typical ever-present forms still excite the masses today. Miro’s arabesque is just as famous as the distinct line he sketched. Miro will forever occupy an important place in the annals of art history and his market value is always very high.

  • Abstracting the Real

    Abstracting the Real

    Geneva

    September 28, 2018 - October 12, 2018

  • Masters Unveiled

    Masters Unveiled

    Zurich

    June 08, 2018 - June 30, 2018

  • Masters of Distinction

    Masters of Distinction

    Singapore

    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

  • Tempo

    Tempo

    Monaco

    July 10, 2015 - July 31, 2015

  • Icons of Art

    Icons of Art

    Dubai

    January 14, 2015 - February 04, 2015

  • Miró / Calder / Dubuffet

    Miró / Calder / Dubuffet

    London

    October 14, 2014 - October 31, 2014

  • Visions of Abstraction

    Visions of Abstraction

    Dubai

    March 11, 2014 - March 25, 2014

  • Entering Abstraction

    Entering Abstraction

    Geneva

    June 07, 2013 - June 22, 2013

  • Art Stage - Booth C4-05

    Art Stage - Booth C4-05

    Singapore

    January 24, 2013 - January 27, 2013

  • Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Collection de Maîtres, un siècle d’Art Moderne

    Paris

    April 06, 2012 - April 27, 2012