Miro was introduced to the arts from a very young age and was always going to be encouraged by his parents to at least hold an interest in the more cultural sides of his Catalan heritage.
The artist gained his first education in the arts at the School of Industrial and Fine Arts, where he was taught by Modest Urgell and Josep Pascó up until he turned 18.
Francesc Galí's School of Art then further honed his talents after a bout of illness. It was that low period which re-affirmed Miro's desire to concentrate on painting as the main focus in his life.
Miro went onto study at La Lonja School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, before unveiling his first exhibition at the Dalmau Galleries in 1918.
At this stage in his life, Miro was experimenting much more than he did in later life, making use of all manner of different influences at that time, almost like a kid in a sweetshop, wanting to enjoy anything and everything that modern art had to offer.
Miro's work was characterised by the bright colours of Fauvism, abstract ideas of cubism, plus traditional ideas from Catalan art and frescos from European churches of past centuries.
The early 1920s marked an important time in Miro's career as he moved to Paris and started to develop new ideas and new friendships. Whilst eager to retain his independance, he enjoyed sharing thoughts with like minded artists. It was here that he would start to be exposed to the likes of Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. This was a marked contrast from his earlier influences of artists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne.
Future years were to be varied again with mixed media used, as well as some significant sculptures. Engraving, lithography, water colors, pastels, and painting over copper all came to the attention of Miro.
Miro used his final years as an artist to concentrate on large, impactful sculptures which came possible because of his reputation that had been built in the preceding decades.