Miró Exhibit at the Nasher Museum

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My own Miró using SketchbookX

Today we visited the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to learn about Miró: The Experience of Seeing exhibit highlighting the last 20 years of Miró’s work. Miró was a Catalan Spanish painter and sculptor who was born in 1893 and died on Christmas Day in 1983. His work is playful and open to interpretation. He often used primary colors in his paintings and found objects in his sculptures.

Miró is known for his Surrealism as he deliberately created work to contrast the conventional art of his time. One painting we saw today, Woman, Bird, and Star (Homage to Picasso), was interesting because of not only its composition, but because it was not perfect. There were places where the paint dripped or splattered, and we could see what looked like the pencil marks as a part of his planning. Miró enjoyed sharing the process as much as the painting. His works sell from $250,000 to $26 million dollars. Although some of his art work appears simple, he often took a very long time to plan not only what he wanted to paint but more importantly what he wanted to convey.

If you would like to know more about the exhibit, please visit http://nasher.duke.edu/learn

 

Thank You Mrs. Schwartz!

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Mrs. Schwartz was our teacher while Mrs. Donnelly was in India. There are so many things we like about her but here are our top 10 reasons:

1. She has a great personality
2. She makes everything fun
3. She tells funny stories
4. She is very patient and encouraging
5. She is enthusiastic and funny
6. She dressed up as Big Bird for Halloween
7. She is fashionable (cute boots!)
8. She really connects with people
9. She acknowledges you if you do something nice or if you go out of your way to do something
10. She is dramatic and expressive