Style and the art of Joan Miró

Friends! I was so happy with the unexpected responses to the Matisse and fashion post. Because of that, I decided to make this a series (name still undecided, plz send suggestions!), and may even share how I would style these “artist looks” with my own clothing. I’m excited to experiment with this series.

Today we’ll explore the work of Catalonia-born artist Joan Miró (1893-1983). He had a fascinating life that is certainly worth exploring. For this post, we’ll examine his more surrealist pieces and his use of primary colors. And for my Philly-based readers, you can see his work at The Barnes Foundation.

While searching for his color palette examples, I came across this post by Janice, the blogger behind The Vivienne Files There are fantastic examples on her blog of incorporating art into your style. Check out her blog, she is a fantastic resource and she was of help in putting this post together.

We’ll begin with some of his work:

Joan Miró, Blue II, 1961
Joan Miró, Break of Day, 1968
Joan Miró, Woman Bird and Star, 1966-1973 (this is an homage to Pablo Picasso)
Joan Miró, Mirò Lithographe I – Plate II, 1972
Joan Miró, L’Ete, 1938


So as you can tell by the artwork above – color, color and more color. Specifically, primary colors. Below are some Miró inspired style examples; I did my best to find the photo owners/models.

Found image on Portuguese blog Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. It appears to be a stock photo
Photo property of Unconscious Style; model Stephanie Arant
Photo found on Teen Vogue; model Mecca James-Williams; photographer Darel Hunter
Image property of Atlantic Pacific; model Blair Eadie

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