Joan Miró, ‘Maeght in Barcelona’, 1974, It Reminds Me of Something

Created for the collective exhibition inaugurated by the Maeght Gallery in Barcelona (November-December 1974).
Published on cover in the Inaugural Exposition of 1974 by the Maeght Gallery (Calle Montcada 25, Barcelona).

Signature: Hand signed in pencil lower right. Numbered in pencil.

Publisher: Maeght

Mourlot 4; 932 p. # 351.
CLEMENTE, Josep Carles: Mirò invade las calles de Barcelona. "Journal of Art", Madrid, III, No. 35, 15 de enero de 1975.

About Joan Miró

Joan Miró rejected the constraints of traditional painting, creating works “conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” as he once said. Widely considered one of the leading Surrealists, though never officially part of the group, Miró pioneered a wandering linear style of Automatism—a method of “random” drawing that attempted to express the inner workings of the human psyche. Miró used color and form in a symbolic rather than literal manner, his intricate compositions combining abstract elements with recurring motifs like birds, eyes, and the moon. “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music,” he said. While he prized artistic freedom, Miró revered art history, basing a series of works on the Dutch Baroque interiors of Hendrick Sorgh and Jan Steen. In turn, Miró has inspired many artists—significantly Arshile Gorky, whose bold linear abstractions proved a foundational influence on Abstract Expressionism.

Spanish, 1893-1983, Barcelona, Spain, based in Paris and Catalonia, Spain