Collection: Joan Miró

Joan Miró i Ferrà (Barcelona, ​​April 20, 1893-Palma de Mallorca, December 25, 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist.

In his works he reflected his interest in the "childish" subconscious and in the culture and traditions of Catalonia. Although he is associated with abstract art for his mature style of stylized and imaginary forms, in his youth he began in figuration, with strong fauvist, cubist and expressionist influences, moving on to flat painting with a certain naive air, as is his well-known painting La Masía from 1920. After his stay in Paris, his work became more fanciful and dreamlike, coinciding with the points of surrealism and joining this movement. In numerous interviews and writings dating from the 1930s, Miró expressed his desire to abandon conventional methods of painting, in his own words of "killing them, murdering them or raping them", in order to favor a form of expression that was contemporary, and not wanting to bow to their demands and their aesthetics, not even with their commitments to the surrealists.