Fellow painter Walter Erben spent countless hours conversing with his colleague Joan Miró (1893-1983) at his house in Mallorca in preparation for this book. Over the course of these talks, Miró gave Erben many interesting and invaluable insights into his art, as well as his own interpretations of his most significant works.
Thus was born this Miró retrospective which explores, through texts and images, the life`s work of one of the 20th century’s most influential painters.
Walter Erben (1908-1981) studied German at Berlin University as well as painting at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf, where he studied under Oskar Moll and Paul Klee. Erben taught fine art in Rome and Hagen, authored many successful books on the subject, and lectured extensively during his lifetime.
Hajo Düchting studied art history, philosophy, and archaeology in Munich, where he gained his doctorate in 1981 with a thesis on Robert Delaunay’s Windows series. After working in museum and adult education, he moved on to teaching posts and guest professorships at the universities of Munich, Kassel, Leipzig, Saarbrücken, and Mainz. Düchting has published numerous articles on the art of the modern era, color theory, and the teaching of art, and has authored a number of TASCHEN titles, including Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky,Robert and Sonia Delaunay, and Georges Seurat.