About the artist
As a pivotal figure in 20th-century avant-garde art, Joan Miró is celebrated for his significant contributions to Surrealism through his inventive play with lines, colours, and organic forms. The Spanish painter's famed Blue I,II,II triptych (1961) eloquently captures a celestial world in blue, orange, and black. Miró, who was born on April 20, 1893, in Barcelona, initially studied business before boldly defying parental expectations to pursue art. In 1919, his move to Paris saw him immerse in Surrealism, making connections with personalities like André Breton and Max Ernst. His innovative style left an indelible impact on American artists, including Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko. Miró died in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 1983. His work is currently held in many prestigeous museums, including New York's MoMA and London's Tate Gallery, as well as Barcelona's Fundació Joan Miró.