Joan Miro

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and he developed a passion for the arts at a very young age. His early work was inspired by established artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. However, he soon found his own path when a trip to Paris inspired him to take a more nationalistic and individual approach to his art. Over the years, Joan Miró experimented with many different types of art, such as surrealism and collage. As the years went by, his paintings became more and more like a representation of poetry, of nostalgic and opposed feelings that lived within the artist. Some of his most famous paintings include the wonderful Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), Tilled Field, and Harlequin’s Carnival. Joan Miró was also famous for his sculpture and ceramic works. The use of bright colors, reminiscent of Spanish culture, along with shapes whose influence derives from the Surrealist movement, are readily associated with Joan Miró’s signature style.