Barcelona, a photo a day

Joan Miró


Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983; Catalan pronunciation: [ʑuˈan miˈɾo]), is one of the most famous Catalan painters and ceramists. Born here in Barcelona, he stayed in Paris for a while, and was influenced by Surrealism and Dada. He developped his own style, much more organic. Here is a cat, part of a larger picture depicting a woman with very large feet.

Here is what Wiki has to say about him.

Tomorrow, I’ll talk to you about one of the other famous Catalan painters, either Dali or Picasso, even though Picasso wasn’t really from here but from Malaga, much further south, and only moved to Barcelona aged 14.

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12 responses

  1. Have you visited the Miro Fondacion on Montjuic? A revelation to be sure.

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    January 15, 2010 at 3:29 am

  2. very interesting, i didn´t know much about Miró.

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    January 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

  3. Thanks for all the information in the post. The cat is cute.

    Happy winters

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    January 14, 2010 at 5:21 am

  4. Cat's are said to be poetry.

    Please have a wonderful Thursday.

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    January 14, 2010 at 3:02 am

  5. Cute.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    January 14, 2010 at 1:43 am

  6. Oh I love Miro' – and also the new template is very nice!
    🙂

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    January 13, 2010 at 8:51 pm

  7. VP

    May I borrow from brattcat's comment: I like Miró's catitude!

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    January 13, 2010 at 8:16 pm

  8. JM

    Great detail of the Miró's painting! Your new header is fantastic!!!

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    January 13, 2010 at 7:22 pm

  9. It's a very interesting piece! Can't wait to hear about Dali. He is one of my favorites.

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    January 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

  10. Cats and humans have had such a fascinating history. I like Miro's catitude.

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    January 13, 2010 at 12:53 pm

  11. Wonder Miró! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful piece of art!
    Love Miró.
    Léia

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    January 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

  12. Very interesting
    thanks for sharing 🙂
    A blingg..bling.. cat ..

    (@^.^@)

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    January 13, 2010 at 9:29 am