André Masson – Pedestal Table in the Studio (1922)

When the French artist and writer André Masson (1896 – 1987) met the Catalan painter Joan Miró, the two of them bonded over their love for the limitless visual potential of poetry. In a letter written in 1972, Masson recalled: “It was obvious that for Miró as for myself, poetry (in the broadest sense of…

Joan Miró – Harlequin’s Carnival (1924 – 1925)

  “I make no difference between painting and poetry” –  Joan Miró It wasn’t his friendship with Picasso or joining the Surrealists that contributed decisively to Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) – the Spanish Catalan artist – finding his signature style in the mid 1920s. That unexpected influence came from poetry and his friendship with…