“I try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”
Joan Miro Ferra was born on April 20, 1893, in Barcelona. At the age of 14, he went to business school in Barcelona while also attending art school. Choosing business over art, he took a position as a clerk but soon suffered a nervous breakdown. Abandoning business, he resumed his art studies in Barcelona from 1912 to 1915. His works during this time reflected influence from Fauvism, as well as taking inspiration from Cubism and Surrealism. Symbolic and poetic in nature, Miró’s art fit well within the context of Surrealism and in 1924 he joined the Surrealist group.