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Spanish painter whose works collect motifs extracted from the kingdom of memory and the subconscious with great fantasy and imagination, and which are among the most original of the twentieth century. Miró was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, ​​where he studied at the School of Fine Arts and the Galí Academy.

His work prior to 1920 shows a wide range of influences, including the brilliant colors of Fauvist , the fragmented forms of Cubism and the two-dimensional Romanesque frescoes catalan In 1920 he moved to Paris, meeting Pablo Picasso, where, under the influence of surrealist poets and writers, he matured his style. Miró starts from memory, from fantasy and from the irrational to create works that are visual transpositions of surrealist poetry.

These dream-like visions, such as The Catalan peasant of the guitar (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid), The Harlequin Carnival (1925, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo) or Dutch Interior (1928, Museum of Modern Art, New York) often have a humorous or fantastic vision, containing distorted images of playing animals, twisted organic shapes or strange geometric constructions. The compositions of these works are organized on neutral flat bottoms and are painted with a limited range of bright colors, especially blue, red, yellow, green and black. In them are arranged on the canvas, as if in an arbitrary way, silhouettes of amorphous amoebas alternating with rather accentuated lines, points, curls or feathers. Subsequently, Miró produced more ethereal works in which organic shapes and figures are reduced to abstract points, lines and explosions of color.

Joan Miró works

Catalan peasant head

characters and dog before the sun

The red disk chasing the lark

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We can first work on digital whiteboard

Color "Mirror Dog". We can look at the inverted figures in the painting

We color Miro's sitting woman

Color other Joan Miró paintings

Works by our CEIP Beethoven students during the cultural week the Plastic Arts. Joan Miró. Works by children from different centers Ideas to disguise themselves in the carnival of Joan Miró Pictures.

Carnival of our schoolgirl Beethoven, 3rd and 4th grade students. The suits are made with cardboard and paper on the trash bags.

Children's books to meet Miró

Edition date: June 2007

Binding: Sewed to staple

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In this book with many reusable stickers, children can complete the works of Joan Miró and also make their own paintings. They will play over and over again with the colors and shapes without fear of taking off the stickers and re-paste them, and they will be able to create amazing personal compositions.

Joan liked to paint animals: dogs, fish, cats and birds. What most attracted his attention was the eyes of the animals, because through his expression he knew if they were happy or sad. Whether they were hungry or cold. So I painted their eyes in all possible ways: big eyes, small eyes, yellow eyes, open eyes, closed blue eyes, mysterious eyes, and eyes of many colors.

Do not think I only knew how to paint eyes. Miró drew all the animals, but not as they were, but made them more beautiful, he put three tails and five eyes, two noses and seven legs, or four ears and eight hairs. The animals had a lot of fun inside Miró's paintings. It was the world of fantasy, joy and illusion.

Joan also liked nature, so she called the flowers, the leaves, the trees, and all the insects so that also enjoy this world of happiness. The colors that most liked to paint his paintings were red, yellow, green, orange and black.

  • Joan Miró. Children's story.

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