Joan Miro Quotes


Here are a few memorable quotes from the late and great Joan Miro:

Joan Miro “Self Portrait” 1917

For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings.”

I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness.”

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details.”

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”

Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.”

What I am looking for… is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term ‘mute music’.”

“The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.”

“The simplest things give me ideas.”


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4 thoughts on “Joan Miro Quotes

  1. u know what?? JOAN MIRO is one very great man.his art pieces are beautiful and simple, and it helps a lot for me to do my art project:D

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