Joan Miro 1893-1983
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life. – Joan Miró
Joan Miró was a renegade; a revolutionary artist who painted what he saw, felt and imagined. His works inspired other artists to find their own, unique voices and they continue to inspire artists today.
A testament to the endurance of Joan Miró’s art is an exhibit of his work to mark the recent opening of the Museum of Art Pudong in Shanghai, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.
Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars, presented in association with Barcelona’s modern art museum Fundació Joan Miró, includes paintings, drawings, lithographs, engravings, sculptures and a series of photographs by Miró’s close friend Joaquim Gomis who documented his creative processes on film.
Works by Joan Miró, one of the most free-spirited artist the world has known, are available at Surovek Gallery.
Roy Lichtenstein 1923 – 1997
Art doesn’t transform. It just plain forms. – Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein served in the U.S. Army during World War ll. He was sent overseas and, when he was in London, he got to see the works of European Masters. He found a book about Chinese painting, which he sent home for safe keeping.
When he returned home, he completed his degree at Ohio State, where he taught art, painted in his spare time, and went on to teach at Rutgers.
The world was changing after the war and Lichtenstein’s art was changing along with it.
In 1961 his works were shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York. By then, he was using Benday Dots, with the sleek, mechanical technique the became his trademark. The following year he was given a solo show at Castelli, which was completely sold out before the show opened.
Much of the work that Lichtenstein did before 1961, the work that led to his signature style, is traveling the country with an exhibit organized by the Colby College Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making 1948-1960 will be traveling from the Colby College Museum to the
Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island, New York from August 1 – October 24, 2021, then on to the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio from March 4 to June 5, 2022 and will make a final stop at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina from August 25, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
Yu Zhiming. This major art museum is opening in Pudong with Miró and more. TimeOut Shanghai. July 6, 2021.