Happy 118th Birthday Joan Miro [Video]
“You can look at a painting for a whole week
and then never think about it again.
You can also look at a painting for a second
and think about it for the rest of your life.”
—JOAN MIRO (April 20, 1893 – Dec 25, 1983)
Today marks the 118th birthday of Catalan artist Joan Miro, a man viewed by the art world and collectors as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, and the precursor for much of modern art.
(For a timeline of the artist’s life and work, visit the Park West Gallery Joan Miro website »)
Now on view through September 11, Miro at Tate Modern is London’s first major retrospective of the artist’s works in nearly 50 years. Renowned as one of the greatest Surrealist painters, filling his paintings with luxuriant colour, Miró worked in a rich variety of styles. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy more than 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from moments across the six decades of his extraordinary career.
In the following video clip from Tate Modern, you’ll see vintage footage of Miro at work, go behind the scenes at his home and studio, and hear what scholars have to say about one of history’s greatest artists.
For exhibit info, please visit www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/joanmiro
The Joan Miro fine art collection is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions and through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Learn more about the artist and see examples of his work at www.parkwest-miro.com