Given the poetic exuberance of its title and the restraint of its visual elements, few paintings reflect so clearly Miró's desire to "achieve the maximum intensity with the minimum means" as does The lark's wing encircled with golden blue rejoins the heart of the poppy sleeping on the diamond-studded meadow and delve fully into the essence - or the soul - of things. The piece also conveys the notion of landscape, with a clearly defined horizon line between two worlds which complement each other and implicitly suggest the principle of opposites that Miró explored extensively from the late 1950s onward. Point and line, green and red, earth and sky, a flat or a gestural brush stroke, are not opposites: they are parts of the same whole that balances the composition from within. This balance remains regardless of the painting's position: after finishing the piece, Miró chose to turn it upside-down, emphasizing the fact that what we see on the earth is a reflection of what we find in the sky, and vice versa.
The session will include a visit to the Joan Miró Collection in the first part, reflecting on observational awareness in front of The lark's wing encircled with golden blue rejoins the heart of the poppy sleeping on the diamond-studded meadow, and a second part with a series of asanas (yoga poses) led by a YogaOne by DiR instructor in the North Patio at the Foundation.
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North Patio and Joan Miró collection rooms
Friday 31 July 2020
Saturday 1 August 2020
Saturday 10 October 2020
From 6:30 to 8:30 pm
€18 (general admission included)
€15 Friends Fundació Joan Miró and YogaOne Members
€6 (visitors with separate admission tickets)
Bring your own yoga mat and dress in comfortable clothes.
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