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  1. 1. Summary & ParaphrasePresentation Miro Gallery 5580441 Maetika Attiphornwattana 5580484 Kamonpat Kengvibul
  2. 2. What is the text about?This text is about biography of Joan Miro.
  3. 3. Miro Gallery Joan Miro was born on April 20, 1893 inBarcelona. Resisting being pigeon holed as an artist in aparticular style, it is his use of sexual symbols and a greatinterest in automatism that earned him recognition as asurrealist artist. Some of his work, however, showsinspiration from the Dada movement.
  4. 4. Miro studied at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, andthen moved to Paris in 1923. It was there that he metGerman surrealist Max Ernst, and together they designedseveral pieces for Sergei Diaghilev, a Russian art critic. Itwas this collaboration that produced the surrealist paintingtechnique known as grattage, where paint is scraped off ofthe canvas with a trowel.
  5. 5. Later in his career, Miro moved away from painting tofocus on other mediums, including ceramics and sculpting.Two of the most famous of the hundreds of ceramicspieces he created – The Wall of the Moon and The Wall ofthe Sun - are on display at the UNESCO Building in Paris.He also created temporary paintings on glass windows foran exhibit in his later years. It was toward the end of hislife that he began writing some of his most unusual ideas,including gas sculpting.
  6. 6. Main ideaJoan Miro was born on April 20, 1893 inBarcelona. The first sentence of this paragraph shows thebeginning of Miro’s biography.
  7. 7. Vocabulary pigeon(N.) N.: a person who is easily fooled or cheated. Synonym –   Example sentence: He’s being exploited because he’s pigeon. Particular (ADJ.) Adj.: special than general, involved in a specific person, thing, class, etc. N.: an individual or distinct part Particularly (ADV.) Particularize(VI.) Particularity(N.) Synonym: special, specific, discrete, distinct, individual or notable, etc. Example sentence:  The immune system works, in part, by making antibodies that are specific to particular sorts  of hostile molecule.  
  8. 8.  Surrealist(ADJ.) Adj.: related to a fantastic, unreal or dreaming especially in art. Surreal(Adj.) Surreality,Surrealism (N.) Surreally (Adv.) Synonym: unrealistic or dreamlike Example sentence: This movie is about the surrealist or fantastic person. Critic(N.) N.: a person who judges, evaluates or analyzes. Synonym: reviewer or judge Example sentence: There wasn’t enough meat on the bones for this critic.
  9. 9.  Trowel (N.) N.: Kind of tools with a flat blade, used for working mortar, plaster or gardening, etc. V.: to apply, shape, smooth, spread, or dig. Synonym – Example sentence: Grab your trowel and park it in the museum  of garden artifacts. Exhibit(VT.) VT.: to offer or expose to view, to place on show. VI.: to make or give an exhibition; present something to public view. exhibitable(ADJ.) exhibitor, exhibiter, exhibitant(N.) pre-exhibit (N., VT) re-exhibit (VT) self-exhibted(ADJ.) Synonym: show, demonstrate, represent, display or evince, etc. Example sentence: View hundreds of flowers in a breathtaking indoor exhibit.
  10. 10. SummaryPart 1In Miro gallery, written in 2009 in Surrealism, the author tries todescribe biography of Joan Miro.Part 2Joan Miro was recognized as a surrealist artist. He studied inBarcelona and moved to Paris. He met Max Ernst there, andthey designed Grattage, the technique in painting. Later, Miroshifted his attention to other mediums, also represented inParis. He also created temporary paintings, but they ruined hislife that he began writing unusual ideas.
  11. 11. Paraphrase 1It was there that he met German surrealist Max Ernst, and together they designed severalpieces for Sergei Diaghilev, a Russian art critic. Synonym : design –create pieces –artwork Move phrase : Russian art critic (start) several artworks (end) voice : met- were met design – were createdHe and German surrealist, Max Ernst, were met each other there, and a Russian art critic,Segei Diaghilev, received several artworks which were created by them.
  12. 12. Paraphrase 2It was this collaboration that produced the surrealist painting technique known asgrattage, where paint is scraped off the canvas with trowel. Synonym: collaboration-cooperation produce-create scrape off-wipe off Word form: n/a Move phrase: It was this collaboration...[START] move to [END] Voice: It was this collaboration... - was created by the cooperationGrattage is a technique of surrealist painting that paint is wiped off the canvas withtrowel, which was created by the cooperation.
  13. 13. Paraphrase 3Two of the most famous of the hundreds of ceramics pieces he created - The Wall of theMoon and The Wall of the Sun - are on display at the UNESCO Building in Paris Synonym: most famous-best known, on display-show hundreds-many, piece-work Word form: n/a Move phrase: are shown in Paris...[END] move to [START] Voice: are on display... - are shown...The Wall of the moon and The Wall of The Sun are shown in Paris at the building ofUNESCO Which are the best known of many ceramics works created be him.
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