Juan Miró's art

Fundació Joan Miró

The Miró Museum in Barcelona has an impressive art collection

"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.

The catalanist artist and sculptur & his museum

Joan Miró i Ferrà, Catalan surrealist painter and sculptor, was born in 1893 in Barcelona. He earned international acclaim for his unique Surrealist style mixed with elements of Catalan folk art, characterized by bright colors combined with simplified, childlike forms.

Miró's work can be found around the world but it`s best represented in Catalonia where the largest part of it is housed at the Joan Miró Foundation.

The Fundació Joan Miró, located in the Parc de Montjuïc, district of Barcelona, was launched on 10 June 1975 and is a showcase of the outstanding works of the Spanish multifaceted Artist.

The building was designed by Josep Lluis Sert, a Spanish architect and friend of Miró. The current collection comprises over 14,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, drawings and graphic works. The major part was donated to the Foundation by the artist himself.

Some of the most outstanding works exhibited here are the Tapís de la Fundació, Pagès català al clar de lluna, Dona somiant l'evasió, Ermita de Sant Joan d'Horta and the Home i dona davant un munt d'excrements, among many others.

The Foundation also has a small collection of contemporary art made by other leading artists like Anthony Caro, Antoni Tàpies, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder and Eduardo Chillida.

Article by Aleksandra Lefek
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