Joan Miró was born in Catalonia, Spain, son of a goldsmith and watch-maker.

After a brief stint at Barcelona’s School of Fine Arts, Miró 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 Miró 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. Miró’s arabesque is just as famous as the distinct line he sketched.

Miró will forever occupy an important place in the annals of art history and his market value is always very high.


Joan Miro, Les Essencies de la Terra - M.509
Joan Miro, Les essenciès de la terra, 1968
Joan Miro, Nacimiento de la Bandera Catalane, 1968
Joan Miro, Paysage, 1975
Joan Miro, Sans Titre, 1934
Joan Miro, Femmes dans la nuit, 1977
Joan Miro, Untitled, 1967