Joan Miró (1893–1983) was a Spanish artist who used his imagination to expand the bounds of the art world. He was openly opposed to the painting trends of the time, arguing that they often lacked artistic innovation. Through constant experimentation with new techniques, Miró created his own unique style which combined aspects of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Joan Miró paintings frequently used pared down, yet bold color palettes to transport the audience to a whimsical, childlike realm. He experimented with everything from printmaking to stained glass, adorning each of his creations with his signature bold, imaginative style. His paintings are still adored today for their enchanting, youthful qualities and utter rebellion from the traditional constraints of art at the time.