New Photography Exhibition in the Lobby
Amateur photographer Joaquim Gomis visited Gimeno Foundry with his friend Joan Miró. Gomis was able to photograph with subtle irony the found material paying tribute to the leaders of Franco’s dictatorship, as well as remnants of artistic movements prior to the Republic.
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The Land, the first area of the new Joan Miró Collection
The new collection can be explored in the eight different areas, each of which illustrates key concepts in Miró’s thinking and his oeuvre.
’It is the land, the land. It is stronger than I. The fantastic mountains have a very important role in my life, and so does the sky. [...] it is the clash between these forms within my soul, rather than the vision itself. In Mont-roig, that is the force that nurtures me, that force.’
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The will to move beyond the formal and representational conventions of poetry and painting - broadly shared with other avant-garde artists - posed a challenge for Joan Miró.
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The tumultuous events of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War came into conflict with Miró’s inner world and had a profound effect on the way he painted. Violence can clearly be seen in his characters and his use of colour. Consequently, moons, galaxies, women, spirals and staircases leading to the stars provide evidence of his yearning to escape.
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For Miró, the assassination of painting also implied moving beyond an individualistic view of art. ’I have no interest whatsoever in any school or any artist. I am only interested in the anonymous, in the result of the unconscious effort of the masses.’ Miró voiced this sentiment repeatedly throughout his life, aiming for a collective, public form of art.
Poetry and Silence
’I want my work to emerge naturally, like a bird’s song or the music of Mozart, with no apparent effort, but thought out at length and worked out from within.’
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Art and Everyday Life
Miró insisted that art ought to be an extension of life and part of life itself. When integrated into architecture and the landscape, a work of art loses its aura and becomes an everyday object.
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You choose, we’ll deliver!
We offer home delivery. At the Fundació Joan Miró gift shop you can choose all the items you want without having to carry them home. We will send them to you!
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