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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Happy Birthday Joan Miró

Check out the cool Google logo today for Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miró, born today in 1893:

Miró was a master of the surrealist movement, along with contemporaries Dali, Magritte, and Kahlo. Of the approach, Miró said: "Rather than setting out to paint something, I begin painting, and as I paint, the picture begins to assert itself, or suggest itself under my brush. The form becomes a sign for a woman or a bird as I work . . . the first stage is free, unconscious. . ."

"Miró's floating biomorphic shapes, hovering, vibrating, advancing, and retreating, are suggestive of musical tones made visible. The tempo is light and graceful, the mood playful and humorous."
-- from Art Through The Ages, Gardner

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At April 21, 2006 6:50 AM, Blogger matthew said...

I really enjoyed the Miro logo, too... too bad it got taken down due to a complaint of copyright violation. I blogged a bit about this yesterday.

At April 25, 2006 11:45 PM, Blogger Peter said...

Fun stuff!


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