Painting is poetry and poetry, painting. Is is thus not surprising to
find caligraphic words intermingling on their own accord with the
objects and images in many of Miró's paintings. It is rumored
that he on occasion deprived himself of sleep for days to paint the
subliminal organisms and hallucinatory animalitos crawling the walls
of his studio. However, as with the other Surrealists, images from
dreams and the use of Automatism as a means for free-flowing design
were used as creative tools.