Joan Miró was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. Miró was active in Paris and Barcelona, and both cities have art museums dedicated to his work.
Miró primarily worked with abstract painting and developed a style that moved further and further away from representational imagery. The breakthrough of his abstract art came in 1924 with a pictorial sign language in rhythmic patterns. Using symbols and associations, his motifs were characterized primarily by the human subconscious. In the 1930s, Miró’s work became increasingly playful and colorful. He also worked with lithography and etching; he made bronze, terracotta and colored sculptures, and created monumental paintings.