Juan Miro

Topics: Art, Cubism, Blue Pages: 1 (401 words) Published: January 15, 2013
Joan Miró was a famous and influential Spanish sculptor, ceramicist, Catalan painter, and printmaker born on 20th April 1893 in the Catalan area of Spain, which is near Barcelona. Miró family specialized in cabinet making and goldsmith and his mother was Dolores Ferra while his father was known as Michel Mirfo Adzerias (Rowell 115). Miró began drawing at an early age of seven years old, at a private art school referred to as Carrer del Regomir 13. He also attended business school and specializing in learning business accounting. In 1907, Miró enrolled at an academy specializing in fine art at La Llotja despite strong objection from his father. Miró performed his very first solo show at Dalmau gallery in 1918 where his artwork was defaced and ridiculed. However, Miró was determined and he continued with his artwork as he was inspired by abroad exhibitions such as Surrealist and Cubist exhibitions.

Joan began his own career as an accountant but he completely abandoned the business venture for art after he suffered a fatal nervous breakdown. Miró painted many paintings such as “The Farm”, “The Hunter”, and “The Tilled Field” (Ernest 36). In addition, Miró joined the Surrealist art group in 1924 and collaborated with other artists to paint unique paintings. Miró also created a unique tapestry for the New York City’s World Trade Center in 1974. He earned international acclaim because of his unique artworks. Miro's Blue Ⅱ and  Blue Ⅲ art works are classic examples of unique artworks and in this essay; I will compare the two Blue paintings.

The paintings are immersive works of art, which depicts the unique and talented nature of Miró in the field of art. These Blue paintings are part of a unique triptych and are based around a similar theme. Both are plays of Joan’s earlier horizon-line artworks and they together anticipate his unique work in 1962 when he created a painting for the Temple III. The Blue II painting by Miró, was created in 1961...
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