I find Miró’s artwork fascinating enough to observe for long periods of time. The colors used in his work are vibrant, strong and saturated. I am drawn to the abstract symbols employed in his paintings to distinguish female and male figures. Miró’s surrealist paintings are usually recognizable because of the distinct artistic language he created in his work, the solid black lines intersecting at different points on the canvas with dots at the end to symbolize constellations, the three lines to indicate a person or eight thin lines in reference to the stars.
I like the movement of his lines rising and falling at different points, the abstract symbols, and the energy of the colors when you see the bright blaus, grocs, and vermells that overpower the viewer. Aside from paintings, Mirò also created sculptures, murals and ceramics.
Visit the Joan Miró Foundation in Montjuïc Park to view his work. I was there recently and visitors are not allowed to take pictures anymore inside the museum, unless you are with a group visiting and have permission from the reception desk. A museum usher will quickly approach you and ask you to put away your camera if you are caught trying to snap a picture of Miró's artwork. Lucky for me I flashed my yellow tag to show I had permission. Even then I got a dismissive look from one annoyed usher. Some visitors did the old I-am-just-resting-my-finger-on-the-shutter-button and surreptitiously photographed artwork.
The museum's setting is located on top of Monjuïc mountain where if you go out to the terrace to view more Miró sculptures, you will find a fantastic view of Barcelona and Montjuïc.
|Maquette of Lovers With Almond Blossoms.|
|Figure In Front Of the Sun 1968|
|Portrait of a Young Girl 1919|
|The Gold of the Azure 1967|
|Tapestry of the Foundation 1979|
|Woman and Bird|
|The Day 1974--my favorite|
|Woman Dreaming of Escape 1945|