By Roland Penrose


Among the great twentieth-century masters, the Surrealist painter Joan Miró stands out for the atmosphere of wit and spontaneity which pervades his work.

Miró’s art went through many phases, and its major features – the birth of his signs and symbols, his series of anguished peintures sauvages in the 1930s, his lyrical, poetic gouaches, his monumental sculptures and ceramics, his unprecedented use of poetic titles, and his attachment to nature and to the night – are discussed here by Roland Penrose, a friend of the artist for nearly fifty years. In this Revised Edition a brief epilogue by Eduardo de Benito, London correspondent of the Spanish art periodical Lápiz, illustrates the new developments of Miró’s last years.

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