1893-1983 Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramist His work has been called “a sandbox for the subconscious mind” Known for creating many Public Works Joan Miro was born in Spain. He began drawing at an early age and studied art throughout school. Much of his work is said to have childlike qualities. He had a very long career and was influenced by many artistic styles. Joan Miro became famous for completing art installations in public places. One of his works, a tapestry, hung in the World Trade Center in New York City. It was the most expensive piece of art destroyed when the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. • What shapes do you see? How many dots are in the painting? • This painting is called People and Dog in the Sun. Can you find the people? The Dog? The Sun? • This painting is sometimes referred to as “Upside-Down Figures”. Can you see why? • Is this painting something you would see in real life? Why or why not?