Catalan Peasant with a Guitar

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and he died in Palma de Mallorca at the age of 90. He was a multi-faceted artist, sculptor, ceramicist and painter. As a painter, he began with Realism, with works like The Farm. Then he moved to Paris, where he became acquainted with Picasso and Klee, whose pictures had a profound impact on him, changing his style, which would turn towards anti-objective Surrealism, with nothing figurative in it, and very different to the work of Dalí.

In this work, only a small barretina, they typical Catalan hat, indicates that this is a Catalan peasant. Miró admitted that these figures were an expression of his own hallucinations.

As a ceramicist, one of his most important works is the Madrid Palacio de Congresos convention hall, whose facade he decorated with a very colourful frontal.

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Text (a) Catalina Serrano Romero

Photo: Portrait of Joan Miró, 1935 (a) Author: Carl Van Vechten potograph collection. Library of Congress LOT 12735, no.275, LC-USZ62-42511 DCL Source: Wikipedia (This image is available in the public domain from the US Library of Congress´s Prints and Photographs)