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2 Table of contents Biography His Thought His work: technique Drawing
Painting Sculpture Ceramic Activities

3 Biography Joan Miroó i Ferràa was born in Barcelona in and he died in Palma de Mallorca in 1983.

4 He worked in a drugstore for two years

5 He had to retire in his family house in a village, because he suffered from a disease.

6 When he came back to Barcelona, he went to learn painting and drawing in an Arts academy.

7 Throughout his lifetime he created several works and he collaborated with other artists.
He received a lot of awards in recognition of his works. The last years of his life he wanted to show his own unknown and different artistic ideas.

8 He lived the Spanish Civil War.

9 Thought In his work , Joan Miró followed a trend called Surrealism.
He was a creator, he made art works from the ideas that he wanted to express. He understood that Surrealism is an automatism which is inside ourselves. He thought that all different ways of expression were valid. He considered that one could create everything out of anything. In his work it is more important the idea or the concept he wants to communicate rather than how the final result is.

10 Work Miró used different ways of artistic expression to create his works and express his ideas. Prints Painting Ceramic Esculpture

11 To expres this ideas he used different elements:
- Symbols and graphics. - Luminosity of primary and secondary colours. Abstract characters .

12 Drawing



15 Painting























38 Sculpture




42 Ceramic



45 Prints




49 Stamps

50 Activity 1 Talk in pairs about Joan Miro’s works.
What has made you draw your attention? How do they make us feel? Do we like it? Write down your opinions on a sheet of paper.

51 Activity 2 On the other side of the sheet where you have written your opinion, draw the symbols and graphism as Miró did.

52 Activity 3 Draw lines in black felt-tip pen that covers all the surface to be coloured in any direction and intersecting. The spaces which are set while intersecting should be coloured in different primary and secondary colours, so that any adjacent colour can be repeated. Materials needed: Felt-tip pens or markers. Important: Put the top on each felt-tip is not going to be needed and colour the same place in just one direction.



55 Activity 4 On a sheet of paper create a composition drawing lines and colouring the empty spaces as done in the previous activity. Also draw some doodles and elements as Miró did such as a moon, a star, etc using black ink. Try to create characters drawing some eyes (dots) in black ink where your imagination let you. Material: soft wax crayons (black, green, red, yellow, blue) You should give a name when finishing your work.

56 Look at this Joan Miró’s work and some done by some pupils.



59 Activity 5 Observe and experience by drawing and colouring symbols and graphic art as Joan Miró did. Star Moon Sun

60 Graphism Eyes Primary and secondary colours spots

61 Activity 6 On a piece of newspaper.
Using water colour and a brush paint your new creation with Joan Miró’s elements and style. Your creation should consist of a few elements: a character in black and some graphic art or typical element belonging to Joan Miró. Afterwards, it should be surrounded by primary colours and the complementary green. When your painting is finished and dry, stick it on a sheet.

62 Have a look at how Joan Miró did it.

63 Joan Miró painted large works.
Activity 7 Joan Miró painted large works.

64 Activity 7 Working in teams (those seated at the same table), you should make a copy of one of Joan Miró’s works but at big size. First of all, draw the main elements in pencil. Once you see your composition is well proportioned on the paper sheet, paint together the different colour elements. Work by layers: First the background, then the spots and in the end, lines. Take into account as you paint (upwards-downwards, rightwards-leftwards, etc) Material: White wrapping paper. Water colours and thick paintbrushes.


66 Observe and copy one painting of Joan Miró
Activity 9 Observe and copy one painting of Joan Miró

67 Esperança del navegant.

68 Dona III.

69 Pages català al clar de lluna.

70 Dona amb un capell bonic, estel.

71 Personatge, estel

72 Personatge davant del sol.

73 L’or de l’atzur

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