Happy Birthday, Joan Miró

A colorful abstract painting bisected by bold, dark lines
Joan Miró, Queen Louise of Prussia, 1966, Carnegie Museum of Art

In a painting, you should be able to discover new things each time you look at it. For me, a painting must give off sparks.

Joan Miró

For today’s Monday Motivation we’re celebrating the birthday of artist Joan Miró, who combined abstract, Cubist, and Surrealist styles in painting, sculpture, and ceramics. Miró’s distinctively colorful works had an enormous impact on the art world and continue to inspire us today.