Sunday, 9 June 2013

Joan Miro on art and gardens

Quelques fleurs pour des ami

Joan Miro wrote "I think of my studio as a vegetable garden. Here there are artichokes, over there potatoes. The leaves have to be cut so the vegetables can grow. At a certain moment you must prune. I work like a gardener or a winegrower. Everything takes time.  My vocabulary of forms for example did not come to me all at once.  It formulated itself in spite of  me. Things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen, you have to graft; you have to water, as you do for lettuce. Things ripen in my mind."

Landscape with rabbit and flower

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