The Styles of Joan Miro
Like most great artists, Miro had many different styles and periods which one is quick to discover visiting the Joan Miro museum in Barcelona. Experts generally agree that Miro developed a distinctive style around 1920 with such Joan Miro famous paintings as Nude with a Mirror (1919) and The Farm (1921-22). His work during this period has been coined “magical realism” and was followed by his first explorations of surrealism, such as Pastoral (1923-24).
What other kinds of works might you see at the Miro museum? Miro is known for producing a broad range of works, for example, he created well over 250 illustrated books. In 1974, Miro created an impressive tapestry specifically for the World Trade Center in NYC. Unfortunately, this work was lost on September 11th.
Some of the more notable Joan Miro sculpture includes The Sun, The Moon and One Star, which was renamed, Miro Chicago. It is located in downtown Chicago.
Those looking to see Miro’s work in Joan Miro museum type setting will feel as though they have come to the right place when visiting Barcelona. Barcelona city, Miro’s birthplace, is home to the Joan Miro Foundation, which is located on Montjuic hill.
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