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Almost every detail about Joan Miro is riveting: attracted to the truthfulness he found in austerity, delighted by a certain opulence of beauty, appalled by politics, war, and economy; an introvert, a poet, and a great painter; a Catalan pessimist with a flair for grotesque; a disciplined artist who despised rigidity because it was an art killer (hence his famous ‘I want to assassinate painting’ line). Ever insubordinate to the realities of modernism / modernity, Joan Miro is decidedly one of its best painters and one of its most amiable personalities.

Feel free to print out a couple of his painting you would like to talk about or simply share during our conversation.

Here is a link to an interview with Miro about his working methods and his view on art:

http://books.google.com/books?id=A1jgywWZIg8C&pg=PA247&lpg=PA247&dq=joan+miro+'i+work+like+a+gardener+interview&source=bl&ots=aFXY6DGu2N&sig=66MNxldTTFb0gLVoNo3KiCQwTvc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=o_FjUu6uIIri2QXI7IDYCg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=joan%20miro%20'i%20work%20like%20a%20gardener%20interview&f=false

The interview is a suggested reading, please read about Miro whatever appeals to you.