Joan Miró in his studio, 1953. "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music." ~ Joan Miró
Miró was incredibly prolific. He produced approximately 2,000 paintings, 500 sculptures, 400 ceramics, 5,000 drawings, and 1,000 lithographs.
He was friends with Pablo Picasso; introduced via their mothers.
In later life, he believed he was making art for the future. He once said, “It’s the young people who interest me, and not the old dodos. If I go on working, it’s for the year 2000, and for the people of tomorrow.” (The people of tomorrow. That’s us.) [ excerpt from denverartmuseum.org ]