Spotlight: Joan Miro
“I make no distinction between poetry and painting.” -Joan Miro
In 1893, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona. As the son of a goldsmith, Miró did not grow up in an art-oriented family, but in a business-oriented one. His father was well aware of his own success and expected the same for his son.
Nevertheless, Miró showed early signs of artistic genius. His first known drawings date back to 1901, and when he was only eight years old, he could already create works of strict Realism.
Aphrodite rescuing her son Aeneas wounded in fight, scene from The Iliad. Shoulder of an Etruscan black-figure amphora, ca. 480 BC.
A virtual tour in and around the Pyramid of Seila, in the Fayyum, Egypt. It is one of four pyramids constructed by the king Snefru, 4th dynasty.
Photos courtesy & taken by Roland Unger.