Joan Miró (died 1983 aged 90) – Surrealist, colourful with lines coming out of shapes that looks like a biro made them
(Pronounced hwan mee-roh)
Miró - Always used a biro
One (Joan) pen was always used, a mere biro (Miró) in his paintings.
Note: He didn't use a biro in his paintings but from a distance there are mostly long lines that stick out of coloured shapes on his artwork. This gives you an instant way of recognising his work over other contemporaries.
There is a museum in Barcelona, dedicated to his work that he produce in the city where he was born.
His work can be described as surrealism with the use of often brightly coloured shapes and abstraction.
Nobody before had created - Surrealist colourful shapes and abstractions
Woman and Birds in the Night, 1945