Part Two: Artists Studies
Miró: Artist Study: Joan Miró was an internationally successful Surrealist painter. He did not join the Surrealists formally until 1924; he always rejects the formal standard of painting, and preferred his own visual elements. Miró tried to keep politics out of his work, but the Spanish Civil War had a huge influence on him and directly inspired “The Reaper.” His body of work is characteristic with bright colors and nonsensical forms and creatures. Some of his more developed paintings have perspective of a sort, but the objects within the painting keep it two dimensional. His work delights me because he does not wish it to make sense, so the viewer may think whatever they want without having to try and grasp a specific story behind the work.