Éluard, Cramer, Miró — «À toute épreuve», more than a book

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Curated by
Christopher Green

Éluard, Cramer, Miró ­- «À toute épreuve», more than a book reconstructs the creative process behind Miró's book based on a collection of poems by Paul Éluard with the same title. The exhibition is part of the Miró Documents series, whose aim is to use the Fundació's archive to further explore certain aspects of Miró's work.

The layout and execution of À toute épreuve is a reflection of Miró's connection with the poets of the 1920s, which led to major transformations in his visual language. With this book, published by Gérald Cramer in 1958, Miró fulfilled his wish to venture beyond illustrating the poet's words and end up creating an object.

Éluard, Cramer, Miró ­- «À toute épreuve», more than a book is part of the Miró Documents series, a cycle of exhibitions, publications and symposiums conceived by the Miró Chair International Research Group that draws on the Fundació Joan Miró Archive to explore new approaches to the artist's work.

Mock-up for the book À toute épreuve, from the Fundació Joan Miró Archive
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Wood blocks, carved by Miró, which were used to print

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Activity for all ages

Thursday, 11 May at 7 pm
Poetry Reading of Paul Éluard's Work by Ricard Ripoll

Free exhibition

Exhibition publication

Available at the Fundació Joan Miró bookshop, with texts by Christopher Green

Downloadable fragment