Joan Miró Quotes

Who is Joan Miró?

Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish artist from Barcelona known for his abstract and childlike paintings.

Born April 20, 1893
Died December 25, 1983

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Best 8 Quotes by Joan Miró

“I believe that to do anything in this world one needs a love for risk and adventure, and above all, to be able to do without what middle-class families call 'future'.”

“If you have any notion of where you are going, you will never get anywhere.”

“More important than a work of art itself is what it will sow. Art can die, a painting can disappear. What counts is the seed.”

“Poetry and painting are done in the same way you make love; it's an exchange of blood, a total embrace - without caution, without any thought of protecting yourself.”

“The more I work, the more I want to work.”

“To gain freedom is to gain simplicity.”

“When I stand before a canvas, I never know what I'll do, and I am the first one surprised at what comes out.”

“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.”

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“Being young isn't about age, it's about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who's boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who's youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.”

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