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Famous Joan Miro Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous
Spanish artist Joan Miro
born Joan Miró i Ferrà
- Barcelona, Spain - 20th of April, 1893 /
Died Majorca, Spain 25th of December 1983
Famous Joan Miro works include paintings,
sculpture and ceramics. His style changed
over time from an early Fauvist period, to
Surrealist works and colorful childlike abstract
works using bold and mercurial marks.
+ I try to apply colors like words that shape
poems, like notes that shape music.
+ I feel the need of attaining the maximum of
intensity with the minimum of means. It is this
which has led me to give my painting a character
of even greater bareness.
+ Throughout the time in which I am working on
a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love
it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.
+ For me an object is something living. This cigarette
or this box of matches contains a secret life
much more intense than that of certain human beings.
+ What I am looking for.. is an immobile movement,
something which would be the equivalent of what
is called the eloquence of silence, or what St.
John of the Cross, I think it was, described with
the term "mute music".
+ My characters have undergone the same process
of simplification as the colors. Now that they
have been simplified, they appear more human and
alive than if they had been represented in all