Maravillas con Variaciones Acrósticas en el Jardín de Miró (Wonders with Aristocratic Variations in Miro's Garden)
"I try to apply colours like words that shape poems like notes that shape music." -Joan Miró
Joan Miró (1893-1983) was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His art was inspired by early Fauvism artists and the Surrealist movement. After leaving Spain for Paris in 1920 he formed a friendship with Pablo Picasso which led to important introductions to fellow artists and writers of the time. The Surrealist poet Andre Breton once stated that Miró was more of a Surrealist than any in their group. Miró worked independently creating his own vernacular of biomorphic forms and vibrant colors in which he felt were reflective of the unconscious and conscious mind. His use of spontaneous drawing, 'Automatism', also used among the Surrealists, was a method to explore the human psyche.