Miro's Dream - Dreaming in Color
Inspired by Joan Miro
12 x 16 Oil Painting on Canvas
Painting with The Masters
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Do you dream in color? I had a big conversation with my friend last week about Dreaming in Color. She thought I was crazy when I told her I "always dream in color." She said her dreams were in black and white. What a shame. I cannot image black and white dreams. Where would all of my vivid colorful compositions come from. Yes, I do dream many of my compositions and even get up in the middle of the night and go into the studio to quickly write my ideas down so I don't forget them by morning.
You know how you have a dream and then when you wake up you can't remember it or parts of it but you know you had one? I seem to wake up, so now I keep a sketchbook next to my bed! Is that crazy?
There is no experimental proof I have seen of this, but researchers agree that most dreams are in color. However, because the dream fades so quickly after we awake, our memories of the dream are often recalled in gray tones.
Studies show that those who are in tune with color in waking life tend to remember more color in dreams as well. I have also noticed that those of us who grew up with black & white TV have more black and white dreams. I haven't properly researched this yet, it's just an observation.
Needless to say this painting was created from a dream I had after speaking to my friend. I would love to have a round bed like this. Of course my mac would have to be in the dream since it is attached to my right arm most of the time. So much fun painting this one. It looks great in this size too.
Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.