Miro, Joan (1893-1983) A Surrealist painter of Spanish origin, Miro lived for
some time in the United States. Of his work he wrote: "For me a form is never
something abstract, it is always a sign of something. It is always a man, a
bird, or something else. For me painting is never form for form's sake." Miro
painted in the realm of the fantastic, the only area in which he was
comfortable. In later years he created enormous works merely by allowing a
single line to wander over a colored background. His whimsical world is peopled
by oddly shaped filaments, amoebas, and tubes that achieve a life that reaches
outside the canvas to make the viewer smile with pleasure.
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