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Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adopted city of Palma in 1981.
Internationally acclaimed, his work has been interpreted as surrealism, but with a personal style, sometimes veering towards fauvism and expressionism. He was distinguished by his interest in the unconscious or subconscious, which is reflected in his recreation of childhood. His hard-to-categorize works also included a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews from the 1930s, Miró expressed his contempt for conventional painting methods as a means of sustaining bourgeois society, and declared an "assassination of painting" in favor of disrupting the visual elements of established painting.
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Escola de Belles Arts de la Lotja and Escola d'Arte de Francesc Galí, Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc, 1907-1913
Exhibitions titled Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination and "Miró: The Experience of Seeing" were held at the Denver Art Museum from March 22 to June 28, 2015, and at the McNay Art Museum from September 30, 2015, to January 10, 2016 (respectively), showing works made by Miró between 1963 and 1981, on loan from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
In spring 2019, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, launched Joan Miró: Birth of the World.The exhibition, which runs through July 2019, features 60 works from the beginning of Miró's career, and including the influence of the world wars. The exhibition features 60-foot canvases as well as smaller 8-foot paintings, and influences range from Cubism to abstraction.