Taking inspiration from Joan Miro
Spent the last few days looking at work of Joan Miro. Perhaps he ‘s my favourite painter. His work is so striking and you could immediately see its a Miro(especially the later half). And the colours and form is incredibly rich. There’s a heightened state of awareness (I wonder when that will happen to me) when he works. His love of sky can be seen in pictorial representation of birds.
Yes, it took me just a moment to draw this line with the brush. But it took me months, perhaps even years, of reflection to form the idea.
As a photographer, I want to lear more around symbolism. Most of the street photography these days is gimmicky. There’s less of depth and more opportunism. While on the other hand when I look at the work of old photography masters their street photograph it’s deeper. It tells you about the culture, life and is a summary of the times. This understanding of culture is so important and is linked to symbolism. Go deeper and it will only help you make your craft better.
Back to taking inspiration from Joan Miro. What he created was more focussed on the message that was being portrayed. The colours heightened the message and his symbols, ad use of elements brought out his inedible style.
How to See/ Joan Miro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mrK33gCYE.
More around Joan Miro: https://www.joan-miro.net
And here: https://www.moma.org/artists/4016