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Joan Miró died in 1983
25 December, 2016
Joan Miró Pintura, 1933 Óleo sobre tela 97 x 130 cm LaM, Lille musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve d’’Ascq. Donación de Geneviève y Jean Masurel © Successió Miró , 2015
Painter, sculptor and ceramist: Joan Miró i Ferrà (1893-1983) was brought up in a family of artists (his father was a goldsmith, his grandmother a furniture maker). He is most famous for his dreamy paintings featuring magical figures, animals, suns and stars. Like the Surrealists, Miró sets out to find new ways of observing the world.
He was also a talented sculptor, developing two types of sculptures: objects from nature (stones, tree trunks, roots) and from daily life (pitchfork, crane, a mannequin and voluminous figures with round and sensual shapes, reminiscent of his painted figures.
We highlight here two main exhibitions dedicated to his work, both held at Fundació Joan Miró: the first one, Joan Miró and the Ladder of Escape, the most comprehensive exhibition of Joan Miró’s work in Spain held in 2012; and the second one, entitled Miró and the Object, that was open until January 17, 2016.