Joan Miro (1893 – 1983) was a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. Miro always expressed a contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society and famously declared an ‘assassination of painting’ in favor of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
This image was originally used in 1974 as an exhibition poster for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a group created in 1956 with the aim of improving people’s lives through art, charity, science and education. The work was produced as a lithograph in 1975.