Galerie Michael is excited to announce that works by Joan Miro are included in our annual holiday art sale. Miro’s art is as eccentric as the city of his birth, Barcelona, and his style touches upon influences from Surrealism, Dadaism, and his Catalan heritage.
Miro was born in Barcelona in 1893, and actually attended business school, as well as art school as a teenager. After suffering a nervous breakdown, he put the business world behind him, and, to his father’s dismay, poured all of his focus into art. He soon moved to Paris and became a fixture in the city’s creative golden age of the 1920’s. In the summers, Miro would return to home to Spain, but he was forced to break his annual tradition when the Spanish Civil War broke out. The war added a layer of political significance to Miro’s works, as he had previously shied away from politics. In addition to his many paintings and drawings abroad, Miro also created public works for the cities of New York and Chicago.
Though Miro was at one point a member of the Surrealist movement, he developed a style that was very much unique to himself. Always looking to surprise himself and the viewer, he was one of the first artists to employ “automatic drawing” techniques, in which the artist channels mental images and allows them to flow freely from the mind to the canvas.
To inquire about owning a piece by Joan Miro, or learning more about our holiday art sale, contact Galerie Michael today.