Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was an Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeoise society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
“Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension. “
— Joan Miró
Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937 November 2, 2008–January 12, 2009