Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish Surrealist who created works based on memories and imaginative fantasies.
“The spectacle of the sky overwhelms me. I'm overwhelmed when I see, in an immense sky, the crescent of the moon, or the sun. There, in my pictures, tiny forms in huge empty spaces. Empty spaces, empty horizons, empty plains - everything which is bare has always greatly impressed me.”- Joan Miró, 1958, quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art.