Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joan Miro

Joan Miro was born on April 20, 1893 in Montroig, Spain. He worked as a painter and a sculptor. He also liked ceramics (clay).

To Pronounce "Joan MirĂ³": say it like this - wahn (like "Juan") meer•oh

He is most closely associated with the art style of surrealism. This type of art often showed elements of surprise or objects placed unexpectedly. He painted from his imagination and his dreams. He liked to paint his feelings.

Here are some examples of his work that I really like.

Do you think he abstracted his images?
What colors and shapes did he like best?
Why don't you try and draw or paint like Miro?