Art: New Wonders Out of an Old Craft

By any reckoning, Joan Miró is probably the greatest living painter, at least of the generation that produced Picasso, Matisse, Gris and Dali. Amidst these driven men, Miró was always the elf, an antic poet who took Surrealism and made it gay, an irreverent abstractionist who planted sexual symbols in wide fields of indeterminate space. He is already so enshrined in art history that it is easy to assume that he is dead. But Miró is alive, and at 80 has taken off in a new creative direction.

He found inspiration about four years...

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