The creative process in time. Exposition Miró. A Collection by Barrié Foundation

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Barrié Foundation in collaboration with MAPFRE Foundation.
From February 20 to May,2021.
Barrié Foundation, Cantón Grando, 9, A Coruña - Spain.

Joan Miró

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893, but his emotional landscapes, which will shape him as a person and an artist, are essentially Mont-Roig, Paris, Mallorca, and later New York and Japan. Mont-Roig, a small town in the Baix Camp region, will be the counterpoint to the intellectual agitation that lived in Paris in the 1920s with the surrealist poets, and to the stimulus of abstract expressionism that he discovered in New York in the 1940s. Later, amid World War II, Joan Miró left his exile in France and settled in Palma de Mallorca, a refuge and workspace, where his friend Josep Lluís Sert will design the workshop that he had always dreamed of.

His roots in the landscape of Mont-Roig first and that of Mallorca later will be decisive in his work. The link with the land and interest in everyday objects and the natural environment will be the background for some of his technical and formal investigations. Miró flees from academicism, in the constant search for global and pure work, not attached to any specific movement. Contained in the forms and the public manifestations, it is through the plastic fact that Joan Miró shows his rebellion and a great sensitivity to the political and social events that surround him. This contrast of forces will lead him to create a unique and highly personal language that places him as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.



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