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Joan Miró
[Spanish Surrealist Painter and Sculptor, 1893-1983]

• Also known as:  Joan Miró i Ferrà
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The spectacle of the sky overwhelms me. I'm overwhelmed when I see, in an immense sky, the crescent of the moon, or the sun. There, in my pictures, tiny forms in huge empty spaces. Empty spaces, empty horizons, empty plains - everything which is bare has always greatly impressed me.
- Joan Miró, 1958, quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art

 


 
    Joan Miró Works Online    
Categorized & Annotated
 
 
 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
 
    
  Museums  
(90)
 
  Art Market  
(3)
 
  Image Archives  
(18)
 
  Misc Sites  
(7)
 
  Articles  
(14)
 
  Books  
(4)
 
 Galleries 
 (separate page) 
    
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
6 works online

Notable SiteJoan Miro at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Photo: This Is the Color of My Dreams, 1925

Notable SiteJoan Miro at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
The Potato, 1928

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
(Zoomify viewer requires Java in order to view images)

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Miró's Black and Red Series

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
From the Barcelona series, 1944
(In the "Lithograph" section)

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteJoan Miro at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
6 works by Joan Miro

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Seated Woman II, 1939

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
3 works online

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Painting, 1925
Dutch Interior II, 1928

Notable SitePilar & Joan Miro Foundation and Museum, Mallorca, Spain

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Toppling (Le Renversement)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
The Spokesman of the Birds Plunges into the Night

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Women, Bird, and Snake in Front of the Sun (Femmes et oisseau et serpent devant le soleil)

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Poster

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
Untitled

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
2 works online

Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive, California
Composition, 1937

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
2 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Caixa Galicia Foundation, Vigo, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Works are shown at the right, under "Obras")

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Fusee

Canton Museum of Art, Ohio
Triptych

Centre Pompidou, Paris (in French)  
Information about a 2004 exhibition

Céret Museum of Modern Art, France (in French)  

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
The Shape of Color: Joan Miró's Painted Sculpture

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Figure Walking, etching

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Partie de Campagne II, 1976

Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Dancer Listening to Organ in a Gothic Cathedral

Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (partly in Spanish)  

Fundación Telefónica, Chile (in Spanish)  
Also click on "Esculturas" and "Obra grafica" at the left to see sculptures and graphic work, respectively.

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Heriberto Casany
Woman Addressing the Public
Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning
, bronze statue

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "M"

Lille Metropole Musee d'Art Moderne, France (in French)  

Joan Miro in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
The King's Jester

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France (in French)  
Figure

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Québec
Head, 1976

Museo del Territorio Biellese, Biella, Italy (in Italian)  
Senza titolo (Figure biomorfiche ed astrali)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, Spain (in Spanish)  

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in Portuguese)  
Abstract Composition

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Monsieur et Madame, 1969

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
22 works by Miro

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Painting, 1953

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
15 works by Joan Miró online

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Danseuse espagnole, 1924

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Standing Nude, 1918

San Jose Museum of Art, California
Info about a 2007-08 exhibition: "Joan Miró: Fantastic Universe"

Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Signs And Configurations, 1936

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2006 exhibition

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Albertina, Vienna
2 works online

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
- images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image

4 paintings online

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Micro-site for a 2008 exhibition, Miró: Earth

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
A Drop of Dew Falling from the Wing of a Bird Awakens Rosalie Asleep in the Shade of a Cobweb, 1939

Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

Wichita State University Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Kansas
Personnages Oiseaux
Grande Maternite


 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 319

Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteJoan Miro at CGFA

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
9 works documented

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Photographs from the Miró Foundation in Barcelona

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Miscellaneous photographs

Spain Ministry of Education Imagebank (in Spanish)  
Type "Miro" into the search box & click "Buscar"; the "Descargar" link downloads a high-res image

The Halter Collection

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:   NEW!
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

           Flickr: "Joan Miro"   
 
Google Images: "Joan Miro"   
 
Bing Images: "Joan Miro"   
 
 
Miscellaneous Sites:
Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

FBI Art Theft Program
Miro painting stolen in Monaco

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Repository of Abstract Art

s u r r e a l i s t . c o m
Portrait
Blue 2


The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Femme

The Legacy Project
"A gathering place for people interested in the enduring legacies of the many violent traumas of the 20th century"

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Joan Miro  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Femme, 1971. Bronze

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
The Semiotics of Desire

Brain-Juice - 20th Century Biographies

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Art Story

The New York Observer
"Late Miró Sculpture Bursts With Comedy, Lively Genitalia", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting, 1927-1937", 2008 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Telegraph Newspaper, UK
Gillian Ayers on Joan Miró's The Bird Awakened by the Sharp Scream of the Azure Blue Flying Over the Breathing Plain, 1968

Time Magazine
"Joan Miro at 82", 1974 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Miro, in Spanish, means 'he saw' - an absurdly good name for a painter...", 1993 article by Robert Hughes


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
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Miro


search inside

Joan Miro (Basic Art)


look inside

Miro Lithographs (Dover)


look inside

Joan Miro Foundation Guidebook


 
 
 
 
 



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