Miró. From object to sculpture

This exhibition of photographs by Joaquim Gomis, a close friend of Joan Miró, provides insight into the universe of objects and the artistic revolution that represented Joan Miró's return to Catalonia in the midst of the Spanish post-war period.

The photographs were taken between 1942 and 1950, when Miró returned to Barcelona after spending the duration of the Second World War in France and was again living at his home on Passeig del Crèdit, where he also had his studio. In this workspace, he kept various objects that both fascinated and inspired him. There were various artisanal objects, but also those of an organic and animal nature, such as shells, dried plants and flowers, along with other found objects. All of them were likely to be combined into some form of assemblage that the artist would later convert into articulated or bronze sculptures.

The artist's first bronze sculptures were made precisely in the Gimeno Foundry, where the remains of sculptures of styles that had been prevalent during the first decades of the 20th century, as well as commemorative busts of the leaders of the Franco regime, could be found piled up. Likewise, in his studio in Mont-roig de Camp, where Miró spent long periods of time, the artist surrounded himself with objects he incorporated into his universe of forms.

"When I pick up a stone, it's only a stone. When Miró picks up a stone, it's a Miró." Joan Prats

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Place

Espai Mercè Sala, in the connecting hall between the L3 and L5 Metro lines in Diagonal station

Dates

From 20 October to 19 December 2021

From Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Price

Free admission

In collaboration with:

  • Fundació TMB