Mr. Miro’s intuitive wonders of starry skies and souls flying, were led by a very strong quest and personal belief. He strongly sustained that painting and poetry ( one and the same thing): the expression of an inner fire. This inner fire was not rational, but had to be discovered by chance. Here are a few of his quotes that deeply characterize him, and paintings from the exhibition I saw yesterday in Serraves, Porto.
” I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”
“For me, a picture should be like sparks. It must dazzle like the beauty of a woman or a poem. It must have radiance; it must be like those stones which Pyrenean shepherds use to light their pipes.”
” The more ignoble I find life, the more strongly I react by contradiction, in humour and in an outburst of liberty and expansion.”
” Poetry and painting are done in the same way you make love; it’s an exchange of blood, a total embrace – without caution, without any thought of protecting yourself.”