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Joan MIRO

Joan MIRO

1893–1983, Spain/France

Also known as: Miró I Ferrà

Name: Joan MIRO
Birth: 1893, 20/4, Spain
Died: 1983, 25/12, Spain

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20,1893 – December 25,1983) was a world renowned Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist who was born in the sea port city of Barcelona.

Miro was the son of a watchmaking father and a goldsmith mother, he was exposed to the arts from a very young age. There have been some drwaings recovered by Miro dating to 1901, when he was only 8 years old. Miro enrolled at the School of Industrial and Fine Arts in Barcelona until 1910; during his attendance he was taught by Modest Urgell and Josep Pascó.

After overcoming a serious bout of typhoid fever in 1911, Miro decided to devote his life entirely to painting by attending the school of art taught by Francesc Galí. He studied at La Lonja School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, and in 1918 set up his first individual exhibition in the Dalmau Galleries, in the same city. His works before 1920 (the date of his first trip to Paris) reflect the influence of different trends, like the pure and brilliant colors used in Fauvism, shapes taken from cubism, influences from folkloric Catalan art and Roman frescos from the churches.

His trip to Paris introduced him to and developed his trend of surrealist painting. In 1921, he showed his first individual exhibition in Paris, at La Licorne Gallery. In 1928, he exhibited with a group of surrealists in the Pierre Gallery, also in Paris, although Miró was always to maintain his independent qualities with respect to groups and ideologies.
From 1929-1930, Miró began to take interest in the object as such, in the form of collages. This was a practice which was to lead to his making of surrealist sculptures. His tormented monsters appeared during this decade, which gave way to the consolidation of his plastic vocabulary. He also experimented with many other artistic forms, such as engraving, lithography, water colors, pastels, and painting over copper. What is particularly highlighted from this period, are the two ceramic murals which he made for the UNESCO building in Paris (The Wall of the Moon and the Wall of the Sun, 1957-59).

It was at the end of the 60´s when his final period was marked and which lasted until his death. During this time, he concentrated more and more on monumental and public works. He was characterized by the body language and freshness with which he carried out his canvasses, as well as the special attention he paid to material and the stamp he received from informalism. He concentrated his interest on the symbol, not giving too much importance to the representing theme, but to the way the symbol emerged as the piece of work. Miro had a very eccentric style that is the embodiment of his unique approach to his artwork.

In 1976 the Joan Miró Foundation Centre of Contemporary Art Study was officially opened in the city of Barcelona and in 1979, four years before his death, he was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Barcelona.

Source: http://joanmiro.com/joan-miro-biography/

Joan Miró

(Barcelona, 1893-Palma de Mallorca, España, 1983) Pintor, escultor, grabador y ceramista español. Estudió comercio y trabajó durante dos años como dependiente en una droguería, hasta que una enfermedad le obligó a retirarse durante un largo periodo en una casa familiar en el pequeño pueblo de Mont-roig del Camp.
De regreso a Barcelona, ingresó en la Academia de Arte dirigida por Francisco Galí, en la que conoció las últimas tendencias artísticas europeas. Hasta 1919, su pintura estuvo dominada por un expresionismo formal con influencias fauvistas y cubistas, centrada en los paisajes, retratos y desnudos.
Ese mismo año viajó a París y conoció a Picasso, Jacob y algunos miembros de la corriente dadaísta, como Tristan Tzara. Alternó nuevas estancias en la capital francesa con veranos en Mont-roig y su pintura empezó a evolucionar hacia una mayor definición de la forma, ahora cincelada por una fuerte luz que elimina los contrastes. En lo temático destacan los primeros atisbos de un lenguaje entre onírico y fantasmagórico, muy personal aunque de raíces populares, que marcaría toda su trayectoria posterior.
Afín a los principios del surrealismo, firmó el Manifiesto (1924) e incorporó a su obra inquietudes propias de dicho movimiento, como el jeroglífico y el signo caligráfico (El carnaval del arlequín). La otra gran influencia de la época vendría de la mano de P. Klee, del que recogería el gusto por la configuración lineal y la recreación de atmósferas etéreas y matizados campos cromáticos.
En 1928, el Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York adquirió dos de sus telas, lo que supuso un primer reconocimiento internacional de su obra; un año después, contrajo matrimonio con Pilar Juncosa. Durante estos años el artista se cuestionó el sentido de la pintura, conflicto que se refleja claramente en su obra. Por un lado, inició la serie de Interiores holandeses, abigarradas recreaciones de pinturas del siglo XVII caracterizadas por un retorno parcial a la figuración y una marcada tendencia hacia el preciosismo, que se mantendría en sus coloristas, juguetones y poéticos maniquíes para el Romeo y Julieta de los Ballets Rusos de Diaghilev (1929). Su pintura posterior, en cambio, huye hacia una mayor aridez, esquematismo y abstracción conceptual. Por otro lado, en sus obras escultóricas optó por el uso de material reciclado y de desecho.
La guerra civil española no hizo sino acentuar esta dicotomía entre desgarro violento (Cabeza de mujer) y evasión ensoñadora (Constelaciones), que poco a poco se fue resolviendo en favor de una renovada serenidad, animada por un retorno a la ingenuidad de la simbología mironiana tradicional (el pájaro, las estrellas, la figura femenina) que parece reflejar a su vez el retorno a una visión ingenua, feliz e impetuosa del mundo. No resultaron ajenos a esta especie de renovación espiritual sus ocasionales retiros a la isla de Mallorca, donde en 1956 construyó un estudio, en la localidad de Son Abrines.

Source: http://www.biografiasyvidas.com/biografia/m/miro.htm

Miro, Juan (1893-1983), spansk målare, grafiker och skulptör. Verksam i Paris och Barcelona, där han har eget museum. Från en föreställande bildvärld nådde Miro 1924 fram till ett nästan abstrakt måleri, en bildskrift med figurala tecken i rytmiska figurationer. Han arbetar främst med symboler och associationer från det undermedvetna. De spelas ut i djärva konstraster i rena och mättade färger, där det svarta har en stor betydelse. I början av 30-talet kulminerar lekfullheten, samtidigt som färgen får en större och kraft och spänning. Miros grafiska produktion är stor och imponerande, där han har arbetat med såväl litografi som etsning. Han har utfört skulpturer i brons, färg och terrakotta och gjort åtskilliga monumentalmålningar.

Source: http://www.bukowskis.com

Untitled (personnages Et étoiles). by Joan MIRO

Untitled (personnages Et étoiles). (1952)

Price SEK 540,000 (€57,780)
Estimated SEK 500,000–600,000
Saint James Parc Au Crépuscule by Joan MIRO

Saint James Parc Au Crépuscule (1958)

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,937)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Le Moulin Au Café by Joan MIRO

Le Moulin Au Café (1954)

Price SEK 23,000 (€2,475)
Estimated SEK 18,000–20,000
Lithographie Pour Le County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles by Joan MIRO

Lithographie Pour Le County Museum Of Art, Los Angeles (1969)

Price SEK 28,000 (€3,049)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Archipel Sauvage Iii by Joan MIRO

Archipel Sauvage Iii (1970)

Price SEK 47,000 (€5,118)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Le Prophéte La Nuit by Joan MIRO

Le Prophéte La Nuit (1965)

Price SEK 19,000 (€2,069)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
La Lutte Rituelle by Joan MIRO

La Lutte Rituelle (1964)

Price SEK 21,000 (€2,321)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
L'oiseaux Mongol by Joan MIRO

L'oiseaux Mongol (1968)

Price SEK 130,000 (€14,365)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000
Frontispice Pour A La Sante Du Serpent De René Char, 1954 by Joan MIRO

Frontispice Pour A La Sante Du Serpent De René Char, 1954 (1954)

Price EUR 3,300
Estimated EUR 1,500–2,000
Frontispice Pour Les Brisants De Jacques Dupin. G.l.m. éditeur, Paris 1958 by Joan MIRO

Frontispice Pour Les Brisants De Jacques Dupin. G.l.m. éditeur, Paris 1958 (Executed in 1958)

Price EUR 2,700
Estimated EUR 1,500–2,000
Lithograph I by Joan MIRO

Lithograph I (1930)

Price SEK 10,000 (€1,165)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Le Faune by Joan MIRO

Le Faune (1963)

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,330)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Ur Maravillas Con Variationes Acrósticas En El Jardín De Miró by Joan MIRO

Ur Maravillas Con Variationes Acrósticas En El Jardín De Miró (1975)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,864)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Strip-tease by Joan MIRO

Strip-tease (Executed in 1959)

Price SEK 26,000 (€3,029)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Komposition Med Handavtryck by Joan MIRO

Komposition Med Handavtryck

Price SEK 7,200 (€865)
Estimated SEK 4,000
Le Grand Carnassier by Joan MIRO

Le Grand Carnassier

Price EUR 8,700
Estimated
Personnages Et Oiseau Dans La Nuit by Joan MIRO

Personnages Et Oiseau Dans La Nuit (Executed ca.1944)

Price USD 1,314,500 (€1,027,085)
Estimated USD 1,000,000–1,500,000
Peinture (femme, Journal, Chien) by Joan MIRO

Peinture (femme, Journal, Chien) (1925)

Price USD 13,764,500 (€10,754,892)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated USD 12,000,000–18,000,000
Dormeurs Réveillés Par Un Oiseau by Joan MIRO

Dormeurs Réveillés Par Un Oiseau (1939)

Price USD 3,778,500 (€2,952,331)
Estimated USD 2,500,000–3,500,000
Femme by Joan MIRO

Femme (1969)

Price USD 1,314,500 (€1,027,085)
Estimated USD 700,000–1,000,000
Le Bélier Fleuri, Ur:

Le Bélier Fleuri, Ur: "dérriere Le Miroir No 193-194" (1971)

Price SEK 20,910 (€2,434)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Personnage Au-dessus De L'horizon by Joan MIRO

Personnage Au-dessus De L'horizon (1965)

Price EUR 5,500
Estimated
Polyphème by Joan MIRO

Polyphème (Executed 1968)

Price EUR 5,000
Estimated EUR 3,000–4,000
Personnage Dans Le Soleil by Joan MIRO

Personnage Dans Le Soleil (1948)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,758)
Estimated SEK 10,000–15,000
La Petite Fille Devant La Mère by Joan MIRO

La Petite Fille Devant La Mère (1967)

Price SEK 50,000 (€5,493)
Estimated SEK 60,000–70,000
Ma De Proverbis by Joan MIRO

Ma De Proverbis (1970)

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,538)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Ubu Aux Baléares by Joan MIRO

Ubu Aux Baléares (1971)

Price SEK 9,000 (€989)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
La Ruisselante Lunaire by Joan MIRO

La Ruisselante Lunaire (1976)

Price SEK 60,000 (€6,591)
Estimated SEK 60,000–80,000
Le Marteau Sans Maitre, Suite Comprising 23 Unsigned Colour Etching/aquatints by Joan MIRO

Le Marteau Sans Maitre, Suite Comprising 23 Unsigned Colour Etching/aquatints (Executed 1976)

Price SEK 60,000 (€6,591)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
La Taupe Hilare by Joan MIRO

La Taupe Hilare (1975)

Price USD 10,350 (€7,733)
Estimated USD 10,000–15,000
Une Femme by Joan MIRO

Une Femme (1958)

Price SEK 24,000 (€2,561)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Utan Titel, Ur:

Utan Titel, Ur: "le Lézard Aux Plumes D'or" (1967)

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,921)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Le Vendangeur by Joan MIRO

Le Vendangeur (1964)

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,134)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Untitled by Joan MIRO

Untitled (1948)

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,280)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
L étrangère by Joan MIRO

L étrangère (Executed 1958)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,745)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Le Marteau Sans Maitre by Joan MIRO

Le Marteau Sans Maitre (Executed 1975)

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,527)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Raymond Queneau by Joan MIRO

Raymond Queneau (Executed 1975)

Price SEK 24,000 (€2,618)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
L Oiseau Destructeur by Joan MIRO

L Oiseau Destructeur (Executed 1969)

Price SEK 80,000 (€8,726)
Estimated SEK 80,000–100,000
Le Prophète Encerclé by Joan MIRO

Le Prophète Encerclé (Executed 1965)

Price SEK 30,000 (€3,272)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000
From The Series, Maravillas Con Variationes Acrosticas by Joan MIRO

From The Series, Maravillas Con Variationes Acrosticas (1975)

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,882)
Estimated SEK 20,000–22,000
Céramiques De Miró Et Artigas by Joan MIRO

Céramiques De Miró Et Artigas (1974)

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,718)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Le Lezard Aux Plumes D Or by Joan MIRO

Le Lezard Aux Plumes D Or (1971)

Price SEK 46,000 (€4,808)
Estimated SEK 45,000–50,000
Manoletina by Joan MIRO

Manoletina (1969)

Price SEK 120,000 (€12,544)
Estimated SEK 80,000–100,000
Série Ii: Rouge Et Lavis Bleu by Joan MIRO

Série Ii: Rouge Et Lavis Bleu (1961)

Price SEK 13,000 (€1,359)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Personnage Dans Un Chardin Ii by Joan MIRO

Personnage Dans Un Chardin Ii (1951)

Price SEK 34,000 (€3,554)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Album 13 by Joan MIRO

Album 13 (1948)

Price SEK 19,000 (€1,986)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
La Boîte Alerte by Joan MIRO

La Boîte Alerte (1959)

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,595)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Komposition by Joan MIRO

Komposition

Price SEK 2,500 (€244)
Estimated SEK 1,500
From Homenatge A Joan Prats by Joan MIRO

From Homenatge A Joan Prats

Price SEK 19,000 (€1,816)
Estimated SEK 20,000–30,000
Salvat Papasseit by Joan MIRO

Salvat Papasseit

Price SEK 48,000 (€4,589)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
From Homenatge A Joan Prats by Joan MIRO

From Homenatge A Joan Prats

Price SEK 22,000 (€2,103)
Estimated SEK 20,000–30,000

Maravillas Con Variaciones Acrôsticas En El Jardin De Miró

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,530)
Estimated SEK 16,000–18,000
Demi-mondaine à Sa Fenêtre by Joan MIRO

Demi-mondaine à Sa Fenêtre

Price SEK 28,000 (€2,677)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000

Album 13 (1948)

Price SEK 13,000 (€1,243)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000

Les Coccinelles

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,434)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Untitled From “joan Miró Lithographe Ii by Joan MIRO

Untitled From “joan Miró Lithographe Ii

Price SEK 17,000 (€1,625)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000

Untitled From Joan Miró Lithographe Ii

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,434)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
A Toute épreuve by Joan MIRO

A Toute épreuve

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,721)
Estimated SEK 10,000–15,000
Untitled From Joan Miró Lithographe Ii by Joan MIRO

Untitled From Joan Miró Lithographe Ii

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,434)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Untitled From Joan Miró Lithographe Ii by Joan MIRO

Untitled From Joan Miró Lithographe Ii

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,721)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Without Title. by Joan MIRO

Without Title.

Price EUR 1,300
Estimated EUR 800–1,000
(2) Ubu Roi Xi, La Nuit L'ours by Joan MIRO

(2) Ubu Roi Xi, La Nuit L'ours

Price EUR 1,800
Estimated EUR 1,200–1,500
Affiche Pour L'exposition Sobreteixims by Joan MIRO

Affiche Pour L'exposition Sobreteixims

Price EUR 1,800
Estimated EUR 1,500–2,000
Komposition Med Fåglar by Joan MIRO

Komposition Med Fåglar

Price SEK 5,500 (€537)
Estimated SEK 4,000
Cahier D Ombres by Joan MIRO

Cahier D Ombres (1971)

Price SEK 10,000 (€929)
Estimated SEK 6,000–8,000
L Oiseau Destructeur by Joan MIRO

L Oiseau Destructeur (1969)

Price SEK 80,000 (€7,432)
Estimated SEK 80,000–100,000
Les Femmes by Joan MIRO

Les Femmes (1948)

Price SEK 16,000 (€1,486)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000

Les Hommes (1948)

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,672)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Les Révolutions Scéniques Du Xxe Siècle, One Plate by Joan MIRO

Les Révolutions Scéniques Du Xxe Siècle, One Plate (1975)

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,115)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000

Les Révolutions Scéniques Du Xxe Siècle, One Plate (1975)

Price SEK 11,000 (€1,022)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000

Strindberg (1976)

Price SEK 21,000 (€1,951)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Le Calin Catalin by Joan MIRO

Le Calin Catalin (1881)

Price SEK 36,000 (€3,344)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000

La Première Nuit Du Printemps (1981)

Price SEK 32,000 (€2,973)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000

Les Amoureux Et Luna Park Ii (1981)

Price SEK 30,000 (€2,787)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000

La Triple Roue Ii (1981)

Price SEK 34,000 (€3,159)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000

La Luge Des Amants Ii (1981)

Price SEK 32,000 (€2,973)
Estimated SEK 30,000–35,000
Ubu Aux Baléares by Joan MIRO

Ubu Aux Baléares (1971)

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,394)
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000